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#Domestic Violence

# domestic-violence - Friday 13 October, 2017

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children
# Brigid Maguire
# Brigid Maguire

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

Oct 13th 2017, 12:50 PM 21,328 Views 23 Comments

“I will never forget seeing my beautiful mother lying on the floor. It will haunt me forever.”

# domestic-violence - Monday 2 October, 2017

'People want to help, but they're fearful': What's the best way to offer support to an abuse victim?
# Abuse
# Abuse

'People want to help, but they're fearful': What's the best way to offer support to an abuse victim?

Oct 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 8,117 Views 2 Comments

Over 300,000 people in Ireland have been severely abused by a partner at some point in their lives.

# domestic-violence - Friday 18 August, 2017

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing partner with ornamental sword
# Wolverhampton
# Wolverhampton

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing partner with ornamental sword

Aug 18th 2017, 1:30 PM 14,870 Views 3 Comments

Ronald Joseph Cooke claimed his partner had stabbed herself while he was driving.

# domestic-violence - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 102,965 Views 91 Comments

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases
# Delays
# Delays

Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases

Jul 27th 2017, 10:25 AM 14,236 Views 35 Comments

The Legal Aid Board says it’s forced to make the changes because of budgetary constraints.

# domestic-violence - Monday 24 July, 2017

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

Jul 24th 2017, 8:38 AM 12,990 Views 30 Comments

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

Jul 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,234 Views 43 Comments

The Law Society of Ireland said new legislation should cover people in relationships who are not cohabiting as well as those under the age of 18 who may be in abusive relationships.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Why it's enraging that people only believe Amber Heard's domestic violence allegations now that a man has backed her up
# Believe Women
From The Daily Edge
# Believe Women

Why it's enraging that people only believe Amber Heard's domestic violence allegations now that a man has backed her up

Jun 27th 2017, 10:58 AM 28,675 Views 24 Comments

Johnny Depp’s former manager has now supported Heard’s allegations. But shouldn’t we have just believed her in the first place?

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999
# Location
# Location

Mobile phones will soon text your exact location to emergency services when you dial 999

Jun 13th 2017, 6:05 AM 16,773 Views 32 Comments

A pilot scheme is currently underway with three major mobile networks.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'He never hit me until I was pregnant, then asked, 'What did you do to make me that angry with you?''
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'He never hit me until I was pregnant, then asked, 'What did you do to make me that angry with you?''

Jun 3rd 2017, 8:00 PM 30,071 Views 60 Comments

an RTÉ online documentary spoke to business women, students and mothers who shared their stories of domestic abuse.

How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:45 AM 15,401 Views 3 Comments

A new initiative will see this team taking a more active role with victims, liaising with them regularly and directing them to services.

# domestic-violence - Friday 2 June, 2017

New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence
# Protective Services
# Protective Services

New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:48 PM 10,329 Views 19 Comments

Four new protective services units went live today.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 27 May, 2017

'He went to get a knife from the kitchen': Norah Casey speaks out on the Late Late
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'He went to get a knife from the kitchen': Norah Casey speaks out on the Late Late

May 27th 2017, 8:11 AM 59,641 Views 22 Comments

The former Dragon’s Den star told Ryan Tubridy about her abusive first husband on the Late Late last night.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'

May 23rd 2017, 6:20 AM 8,245 Views 106 Comments

Child protection and safety should be prioritised in all custody and access proceedings, writes Margaret Martin.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Around 57 people are ringing Ireland's main domestic violence helpline every day
# Abuse
# Abuse

Around 57 people are ringing Ireland's main domestic violence helpline every day

May 17th 2017, 8:17 AM 9,299 Views 78 Comments

Almost 4,000 calls were made to the charity reporting child abuse.

# domestic-violence - Monday 8 May, 2017

'I’m now left with despicable and torturous imaginings of what her short adult life had entailed'
# Vesel Jahiri
# Vesel Jahiri

'I’m now left with despicable and torturous imaginings of what her short adult life had entailed'

May 8th 2017, 3:00 PM 22,023 Views 13 Comments

Vesel Jahiri was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Anna Finnegan

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Garda homicide and domestic violence stats are now being rechecked
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

Garda homicide and domestic violence stats are now being rechecked

Apr 12th 2017, 2:30 PM 9,787 Views 40 Comments

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan confirmed the examination today.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders
# CONSEQUENCES
# CONSEQUENCES

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders

Apr 9th 2017, 7:45 AM 28,838 Views 98 Comments

One of these orders was used recently for the first time in England and Wales.

# domestic-violence - Friday 10 March, 2017

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'

Mar 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 1,280 Views 25 Comments

We need to bring in an automatic waiver of the financial contribution towards “free” legal aid in cases of domestic violence, writes Eilis Barry.

# domestic-violence - Monday 6 March, 2017

Man who 'ferociously' beat his ex-girlfriend in front of her kids may get community service
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Man who 'ferociously' beat his ex-girlfriend in front of her kids may get community service

Mar 6th 2017, 5:10 PM 20,064 Views 0 Comments

The woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital but had to return the next day as the wait was too long.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Man who beat girlfriend and bit her face given three-year suspended sentence
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Man who beat girlfriend and bit her face given three-year suspended sentence

Mar 1st 2017, 3:26 PM 23,353 Views 68 Comments

The judge said that a “custodial sentence was not necessitated” in this case.

Teen who repeatedly kicked his mother in head pleads guilty to dealing cocaine
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Teen who repeatedly kicked his mother in head pleads guilty to dealing cocaine

Mar 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 16,940 Views 0 Comments

The youth subjected his mother to a series of serious domestic violence incidents, leaving her fearing for her life.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Restraining order against Chris Brown after model alleges he punched her and pushed her down stairs
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Restraining order against Chris Brown after model alleges he punched her and pushed her down stairs

Feb 22nd 2017, 7:43 AM 17,226 Views 15 Comments

Karrueche Tran says Brown recently sent her threats by text message.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'Boys are taught they are violent oppressors and that whatever violence they experience doesn't matter'
# Istanbul Convention
# Istanbul Convention

'Boys are taught they are violent oppressors and that whatever violence they experience doesn't matter'

Feb 18th 2017, 8:15 AM 1,875 Views 60 Comments

Men assaulted by their partners are often ignored by police, see their attacker go free and have far fewer refuges to flee to than women, writes David Walsh.

# domestic-violence - Friday 3 February, 2017

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage
# Domestic Violence Bill
# Domestic Violence Bill

Government bill would end exemptions that allow child marriage

Feb 3rd 2017, 5:34 PM 16,662 Views 23 Comments

The bill needs to be approved by the Oireachtas before it’s enacted.

# domestic-violence - Friday 13 January, 2017

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults

Jan 13th 2017, 7:56 PM 20,771 Views 0 Comments

The boy, who has mental health and substance abuse issues, left his mother fearing for her life.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa
# Hell At Home
# Hell At Home

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 18,269 Views 11 Comments

“For every ten cases in which we arrest the perpetrator, eight complaints are withdrawn because he is the breadwinner”.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 31 December, 2016

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research
# What Would You Do
# What Would You Do

NWCI criticises €1m campaign against domestic violence, but minister says it's backed by research

Dec 31st 2016, 2:49 PM 16,883 Views 40 Comments

The National Women’s Council has criticised the focus on the domestic violence campaign being on the bystander.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge
# Longford
# Longford

Man convicted of kidnapping ex-partner, jury fails to reach verdict on rape charge

Dec 21st 2016, 8:07 PM 8,938 Views 0 Comments

The man allegedly beat and threatened the mother of his children throughout their five-year relationship.

# domestic-violence - Friday 9 December, 2016

Woman says partner kidnapped and raped her after she left him
# Barring Order
# Barring Order

Woman says partner kidnapped and raped her after she left him

Dec 9th 2016, 6:28 PM 18,661 Views 0 Comments

She alleged that the man regularly beat her and locked her and their children in their apartment for hours at a time.

Campaigners say data collection on domestic violence in Ireland at 'crisis point'
# Not Fit For Purpose
# Not Fit For Purpose

Campaigners say data collection on domestic violence in Ireland at 'crisis point'

Dec 9th 2016, 1:16 PM 6,949 Views 32 Comments

A one-day conference in Dublin is urging agencies to gain a better understanding of violence against women in Ireland.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 8 December, 2016

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

'I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor': MP gives powerful speech about being raped at 14

Dec 8th 2016, 9:57 PM 19,624 Views 15 Comments

A number of MPs were moved to tears when Michelle Thomson recalled the ordeal.

# domestic-violence - Monday 5 December, 2016

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

Dec 5th 2016, 1:10 PM 22,477 Views 30 Comments

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:00 PM 17,531 Views 31 Comments

Many domestic violence victims go through it alone: A woman domesticly abused by her husband gives her perspective

'Her strength will live on': Mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe start Women's Aid fundraising page
# BallyjamesDuff
# BallyjamesDuff

'Her strength will live on': Mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe start Women's Aid fundraising page

Dec 3rd 2016, 2:59 PM 22,734 Views 20 Comments

Clodagh died with her children Liam, 14, Niall 11, and six-year-old Ryan, on 29 August by murder-suicide in their Cavan home.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'

Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 37,115 Views 42 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'

Nov 30th 2016, 8:00 PM 54,413 Views 2 Comments

The brother of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend gives his perspective.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’

Nov 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 33,000 Views 4 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a survivor, and from a partner.

The Redzone: Winning is still, sadly, all that matters in the NFL
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

The Redzone: Winning is still, sadly, all that matters in the NFL

Nov 29th 2016, 9:15 AM 5,211 Views 3 Comments

Tyreek Hill helped the Chiefs to a big win Sunday, but should he be in the league at all?

# domestic-violence - Monday 28 November, 2016

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'
# Bearing Witness
# Bearing Witness

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'

Nov 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 118,266 Views 18 Comments

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.