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# Domestic Violence

This week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# familicide
Harris says family concerns will be 'considered' in domestic violence report recommendations
The study was carried out independently of the Department of Justice.
# homocide reviews
Long-awaited report on familial homicide cases goes to Cabinet today
The report makes recommendations to improve the State’s response to familicide and domestic homicide.
Last month
May 2023
# Abuse
Sexual and domestic abuse victims can feel 'belittled' by social workers, report finds
Victims interviewed by the National Women’s Council said that feeling blamed by professionals made them want to abandon court proceedings.
This year
# Domestic Violence
More than 16,600 domestic abuse reports made to gardaí so far this year
It represents a 4% increase on the same period in 2022.
# Domestic Violence
Rate of pay for domestic violence leave should be worked out by end of summer, says minister
Work Life Balance Bill – which includes paid leave for domestic violence victims – has been passed.
# California
Domestic violence charges dropped against Rick And Morty creator Justin Roiland
The two felony counts were dropped “due to a lack of sufficient evidence beyond a reasonable doubt”.
Domestic abuse accommodation to be increased under new state agency
The agency for supporting the provision of refuge accommodation for victims of sexual and gender based violence is expected to be formed by January.
# Domestic Violence
Paying workers a lower salary under domestic violence leave could put victims at risk, Govt warned
Fórsa said that any change to a victim or survivor’s normal rate of pay could ‘alert’ the abuser.
# Domestic Violence
Iraqis protest in capital against gender based violence following murder of YouTuber
Tiba al-Ali, 22, was killed by her father on 31 January in the southern province of Diwaniyah.
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland
Rape Crisis Network calls for independent authority on domestic, sexual, gender based violence
This post would independently monitor and scrutinise the coordination and implementation of policy and practice.
Last year
# Court
Man who attacked his partner told their son 'Mammy fell on Daddy's fists many times'
The garda investigating the case told the court it was “the most chilling thing” he had ever heard.
# domestic violence services
Domestic violence services invited to apply for new funding stream secured in Budget 23
€6.8 million is being made available through a ‘targeted call to established domestic violence service providers’.
# Domestic Violence
Collapse of NI institutions impacting on gender-based violence legislation being passed
Without a budget it is difficult to commit to new projects across all areas, says Alliance leader Naomi Long.
Tánaiste rejects Ibec suggestion that 'proof' would be required for domestic abuse paid leave
‘What is a victim supposed to do? Come in with their black eye?’ said TD Louise O’Reilly.
# work life balance bill
Victims of domestic violence to be entitled to five days of paid leave under new plans
It is one of a number of measures in the Work Life Balance Bill.
# Domestic Violence
Paid domestic violence leave should be based on an ‘honour system’, Oireachtas committee hears
Victims should be taken for their word when requesting time off from work, the committee has been told.
# New Laws
Stalkers face 10 years in prison as tough new domestic violence laws to be rolled out
The maximum sentence for assault causing harm is also being doubled to 10 years.
# Zero Tolerance
Secondary school curriculum to be updated to address issues like domestic violence and consent
Education Minister Norma Foley said that education has a “very significant” role to play in the new Zero Tolerance strategy.
# Domestic Violence
Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy
Justice Minister Helen McEntee will today seek Cabinet approval for the five-year plan and the €363 million package to underpin it.
# Women's Aid
Assaults with hurls, rape, sleep deprivation: Over 33,000 domestic violence reports made last year
Women’s Aid is calling for more men to become allies in creating zero tolerance of all forms of violence against women.
# agsi
Garda Inspector: specialist garda units struggling to carry out domestic violence cases due to workload
Divisional Protective Service Units are tasked specifically with investigating domestic abuse cases.
# agsi
Garda Inspector: online tutorials should no longer be used for domestic violence training
Inspector Patricia Gill was speaking at a the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.
# Operation Faoiseamh
Garda suspended as detectives investigate domestic violence allegation
The garda is serving in the southern part of the country.
Opinion: Gender-based violence is a global issue we can no longer ignore
Trócaire’s Caoimhe de Barra says it’s time for global action on gender-based violence.
# Domestic Violence
Review of domestic violence refuges highlights geographical gaps and inadequate provision
Minister Helen McEntee has committed to a womens’ refuge expansion.
# Domestic Violence
Justice Minister vows to deliver more than 400 domestic violence refuge beds
Helen McEntee also offered to open refuge spaces in nine counties currently without such services.
# gender-based violence
'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women
Tributes were also paid to Ashling Murphy, who was laid to rest in Offaly yesterday
All time
# Domestic Violence
Domestic violence survivors granted easier access to rent supplement on a permanent basis
The measure will be reviewed after three months to assess the applicant’s situation.
# Domestic Violence
Specialist gardaí 'urgently need' training in investigating domestic violence cases
The specialist units were created following a review into how gardaí handle domestic violence.
# Crime
15% increase in contacts made to Crime Victims Helpline in 2020 compared to previous year
That’s according to the CVH’s 2020 annual report launched today.
# Domestic Violence
Survivors' groups call for change after suspended sentence in Cork domestic assault case
A convicted murderer was given an 18-month suspended sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to assaulting his wife.
# Domestic Violence
'It's so insidious': Ireland must follow UK and US and review domestic murders, experts say
The comments come after Daniel Murtagh was found guilty of Nadine Lott’s murder earlier this week.
# financial cost
Domestic violence costs Irish victims €113,000 over more than 20 years – study
Lost income, health and legal costs and damage to property are cumulatively costing domestic violence victims billions every year.
# Domestic Violence
'Very few women my age have not been subjected to some form of sexual assault' - Minister
TDs called for action on sexual, domestic and gender-based violence in the Dáil this afternoon.
# Domestic Violence
Policing Authority expresses 'deep dissatisfaction' with Garda engagement over cancelled 999 calls
The force’s response has caused “intense frustration”.
# Computer Aided Dispatch
Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.
# Mental Health
No inpatient bed for teen with 'significant and immediate' mental health concerns, court hears
The only bed available for him was in an emergency accommodation hostel for homeless children.
# Limerick
Man refused bail as court hears woman left with 'inhumane injuries' following assault
Simone Lee remains in a serious condition in hospital following the assault.
# barring orders
'If I didn't run, he would have killed me stone dead': Domestic abuse survivors say more support is needed
Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes.
Over the course of the pandemic some people have been trapped with their abusers 24-7, Órla Ryan writes
One domestic abuse survivor says people who breach barring orders should be automatically jailed
NGOs are calling for a new ministry dedicated to domestic violence
West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence
# West Cork
West Cork domestic violence charity purchases first safe house after private donation of €400,000
The West Cork Women Against Violence Project has seen a 35% increase in calls since last March.