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Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Two councils fund women's refuge to stop it closing

Apr 16th 2014, 1:59 PM 7,959 Views 24 Comments

Dundalk Women’s Aid has received €30,000 to remove the immediate threat of closure.

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg'
# Protection
# Protection

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg'

Apr 7th 2014, 10:47 AM 8,121 Views 34 Comments

There was a 20 per cent increase in applications for safety and protection orders but one group said women in dating relationships who are abused do not qualify for these protections.

'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech
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# Domestic Violence

'My father was a thug and a bully': Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech

Feb 19th 2014, 6:51 PM 30,660 Views 41 Comments

The Fine Gael Senator received a round of applause from colleagues after an emotional contribution to the committee hearing this evening.

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law

Feb 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,102 Views 23 Comments

Women’s Aid and several other organisations will come before an Oireachtas committee to discuss potential changes.

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts

Jan 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 334 Views 53 Comments

The easing of the in camera rule in Irish family courts will see many social issues come to light – many of which may have been hidden behind from the public for generations, writes Katherine Irwin.

US police help woman who took selfie of domestic abuse
# Kentucky
# Kentucky

US police help woman who took selfie of domestic abuse

Jan 3rd 2014, 7:30 PM 34,150 Views 33 Comments

The woman in Kentucky posted a picture of her beaten up face after her husband allegedly attacked her.

Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him

Dec 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 30,521 Views 286 Comments

One man told TheJournal.ie of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.

Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Domestic abuse in same-sex relationships isn't talked about – but it's real

Dec 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 578 Views 68 Comments

When my girlfriend became abusive I didn’t know what to do. I felt scared and alone – but I also felt that I had to be a representative for other gay people, and that admitting to what was happening would let others down.

Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law?

Aug 25th 2013, 10:18 AM 10,185 Views 117 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has said our laws are keeping people trapped in violence relationships. Should domestic violence be formally recognised in the legislation?

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Domestic violence victims ‘trapped’ by immigration laws

Aug 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,133 Views 70 Comments

Victims are often afraid to report abuse because they fear it will impact on their immigration status.

New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse

Jun 29th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,287 Views 17 Comments

Vice Chairperson of the committee, Anne Ferris, has urged victims to get in touch to share their experiences and tell them how the system can be improved.

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 173 Views 118 Comments

Putting the abuser back in the picture is what we should strive towards, says Margaret Martin, who says society focuses attention and responsibility on the victims of domestic violence rather than the perpetrators.

Cuts to domestic violence services are "hacking away at life-lines"
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Cuts to domestic violence services are "hacking away at life-lines"

Jun 22nd 2013, 8:15 AM 2,983 Views 13 Comments

Demand for refuge spaces in Dublin is four times what one domestic abuse service can provide.

22 pregnant women looked for safety from violence - on one day
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

22 pregnant women looked for safety from violence - on one day

Jun 20th 2013, 10:00 PM 8,865 Views 22 Comments

21 women were turned away from domestic abuse refuges last year as there wasn’t enough space.

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Over 3,000 domestic abuse victims helped by support commission last year

Jun 14th 2013, 5:25 PM 2,966 Views 6 Comments

The Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime helped more than 15,000 people last year.

Raped, beaten, stalked: One woman’s struggle with ongoing domestic abuse
# Read Me
# Read Me

Raped, beaten, stalked: One woman’s struggle with ongoing domestic abuse

Apr 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 314 Views 49 Comments

Despite barring orders, woman says she has been tortured by her ex-partner for almost a decade.

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order

Feb 20th 2013, 7:56 AM 2,696 Views 9 Comments

The agreement will ensure that a civil protection order, such as a barring order for domestic violence, can still be enforced if the victim travels or moves country.

Increased demand for marriage counselling as financial difficulties rise
# Marriage
# Marriage

Increased demand for marriage counselling as financial difficulties rise

Feb 12th 2013, 12:49 PM 4,871 Views 19 Comments

Levels of stress and anxiety remained high among couples using ACCORD’s counselling service last year.

Charity warns male victims of domestic abuse are vulnerable at Christmas
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Charity warns male victims of domestic abuse are vulnerable at Christmas

Dec 25th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,344 Views 19 Comments

Amen has said fathers who have separated from their abusers are often denied access to their children over the holidays.

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse

Dec 19th 2012, 3:09 PM 4,045 Views 17 Comments

The organisation said there is in increase during the holidays in direct abuse against children.

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned
# Violence
# Violence

Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned

Dec 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 16,493 Views 12 Comments

Journalist Colm Ó Broin investigates the statistics of murder of Irish women by those closest to them – and the patterns of abuse that can lead to such tragedy.

Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:44 AM 2,971 Views 19 Comments

The group is calling for a 24/7 on call system for emergency barring orders and for protection from cuts in the upcoming budget.

Domestic violence group encourage victims to come forward after judge's comments
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence group encourage victims to come forward after judge's comments

Jul 19th 2012, 5:05 PM 5,877 Views 19 Comments

Women’s Aid underlines the importance of victims being able to seek help, after a judge vents his frustration at victims withdrawing their sworn testimony.

Man charged with keeping wife captive for ten years
# Shackled
# Shackled

Man charged with keeping wife captive for ten years

Jul 12th 2012, 3:39 PM 16,904 Views 27 Comments

The woman had burns on her body from irons and frying pans and scars on her wrists and ankles from being frequently shackled.

Column: Abused men often don’t tell anyone. Here’s why.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Abused men often don’t tell anyone. Here’s why.

Feb 26th 2012, 6:00 PM 1,097 Views 74 Comments

Men can be victims of domestic violence too – but society seems to want this problem to just go away, writes Niamh Farrell.

Column: Verbal abuse in the home can be as damaging as fists
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Verbal abuse in the home can be as damaging as fists

Feb 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 8,591 Views 124 Comments

Psychological torture can be as destructive as violence – and it’s much easier to conceal, writes Paula McGovern.

Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Nine out of ten sexual assault survivors know their attacker: report

Nov 20th 2011, 2:46 PM 2,359 Views 5 Comments

The Rape Crisis Network says that just 6 per cent of all sexual abuse and rape cases last year were perpetrated by a stranger.

Domestic violence services at 'tipping point'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Domestic violence services at 'tipping point'

Sep 28th 2011, 8:37 AM 477 Views 7 Comments

The number of domestic abuse cases against women rose last year, but Safe Ireland says that over a third more women were unable to access emergency accommodation.

Column: ‘Sometimes he is all right. Sometimes he is nice to me’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Sometimes he is all right. Sometimes he is nice to me’

Sep 1st 2011, 7:50 AM 250 Views 15 Comments

The true story of a victim of domestic violence, by Ian Poulton.

Technology increasingly used by abusive partners to monitor women
# Stalking
# Stalking

Technology increasingly used by abusive partners to monitor women

Jun 15th 2011, 12:56 PM 694 Views 1 Comment

Young women are increasingly being monitored by controlling and abusive partners through text messages or social networking sites like Facebook, according to a leading women’s charity.

Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere

Nov 26th 2010, 12:48 PM 346 Views 0 Comments

Women’s Aid asks for legal protection for women who date, but don’t live with, abusive men as part of global ceremonies.

Man sends Facebook friend request to wife, gets arrested
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From The Daily Edge
# Not Networking

Man sends Facebook friend request to wife, gets arrested

Aug 18th 2010, 3:20 PM 185 Views 0 Comments

Ask to be a Friend isn’t, apparently, all that friendly.