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#Domestic Violence

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order

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.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Column: Domestic violence is an issue we're encouraged not to think about in Ireland

Following the horrendous Magdalene revelations, can we continue to pretend to ourselves that abuses aren’t happening right here and now in our society and in our homes, asks Paula McGovern.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Charity warns male victims of domestic abuse are vulnerable at Christmas

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

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse

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

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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Domestic violence figures a 'sad indictment of Irish society'

More than 11,000 women and children looked for safety from home violence last year.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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

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 - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Fire, unemployment and the National Children's Hospital: The week in numbers

How old is the Phoenix Park? And how many TDs could face sanction for failing to declare pay-offs?

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres

Refuge centres for victims of domestic abuse are stretched to the limit, forcing vulnerable women and children to stay in dangerous living conditions.

# domestic-violence - Monday 10 September, 2012

Women's Aid: Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence

The organisation says that one in five women in Ireland is affected by domestic abuse, but a third will never tell anyone what is happening to them.

# domestic-violence - Monday 13 August, 2012

From The42 Dolphins cut Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson after domestic violence arrest Dropped

Dolphins cut Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson after domestic violence arrest

The argument started when the NFL star’s wife found a receipt for condoms in his car.

# domestic-violence - Friday 10 August, 2012

High Court approves €1.2m interim payout to Home Payments customers

The company had approximately €2.1 million in its accounts when it went into liquidation last year, and owed in the region of €6.7 million to customers.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 19 July, 2012

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

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Domestic violence help groups to monitor reports of abuse during Euro 2012

Research in the UK has shown a link between sporting occasions and an increase in domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Lack of funding means domestic violence refuge lies unused Domestic Violence This post contains images

Lack of funding means domestic violence refuge lies unused

Four self-contained apartments, meant to be used by families seeking refuge from domestic violence, cannot be utilised because of lack of funding.

# domestic-violence - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 8 March, 2012

One day snapshot reveals 499 women and children living in refuge because of domestic violence

“This is not just women’s business. Domestic violence has to be everyone’s business.” – Safe Ireland.

# domestic-violence - Monday 5 March, 2012

'Clare's Law' gives info on violent partners

The pilot scheme means that people living in certain parts of England and Wales can request police information about whether their parter has a history of domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 26 February, 2012

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

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

# domestic-violence - Friday 17 February, 2012

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

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

# domestic-violence - Monday 13 February, 2012

TD calls for NAMA to release housing to domestic abuse victims

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that NAMA has a social objective that goes beyond its commercial remit.

# domestic-violence - Friday 13 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man rings 999 to report a fight - in Eastenders Fail

Man rings 999 to report a fight - in Eastenders

Police in England have revealed some of the most pointless phone calls made to 999 in the past month – including a woman who wanted them to give her number to Mark Wahlberg…

# domestic-violence - Monday 21 November, 2011

Column: Our culture glorifies domestic violence – from women, that is

Popular images tell us slapping a man is an appropriate response to romantic troubles, writes Lisa McInerney. So what does that say about our culture?

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

More than 550 women use domestic violence services in just one day

Safe Ireland claims there is a double suffering for women experiencing domestic violence as they are now also feeling the brunt of cuts on statutory agencies.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Domestic violence services at 'tipping point'

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.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Topman forced to pull 'offensive' t-shirts

Two t-shirts have been pulled from its stores after the retailer was accused of comparing women to animals and of glamourising domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 1 September, 2011

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

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

# domestic-violence - Monday 29 August, 2011

Huge increase in women and children seeking domestic violence services

Sonas has reported a 163 per cent increase in women and children seeking their services, partly attributed to the recession.

# domestic-violence - Friday 3 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Rihanna defends her latest video Controversy

Rihanna defends her latest video

The video for her latest single, Man Down, features a woman shooting her abuser and has drawn much criticism. But the singer says it is “art with a message”

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

HSE considers cutting all core funding to Rape Crisis Network

The final decision to slash all core funding to the country’s Rape Crisis Network – which would force the current support services offered to victims of rape and sexual abuse to end – has been postponed until August pending a review.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 23 April, 2011

From The42 NFL star Brandon Marshall allegedly stabbed by his wife Domestic

NFL star Brandon Marshall allegedly stabbed by his wife

The Miami Dolphins wide receiver is expected to make a full recovery. His wife has been arrested on a domestic violence charge and claiming self defence, according to a police report.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

From The42 Study: Surprise NFL defeats lead to increased domestic violence Violence

Study: Surprise NFL defeats lead to increased domestic violence

New research from the Quarterly Journal of Economics indicates that calls to police can rise by up to 20% in the aftermath of defeat.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

UAE court: men can beat their wives as long as they leave no marks

The country’s highest court makes the ruling in the case of a man who slapped and kicked his daughter and wife.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 8 August, 2010

SINGER Rihanna and rapper Eminem have teamed up to produce a song about domestic violence.

22-year-old Rihanna was the victim of a (very public) violent incident last year when her boyfriend, Chris Brown, seriously assaulted her. Following the assault, police photographs of her bruised face were leaked to the press.

Eminem has also been linked to the issue, sometimes unfavorably, as he has addressed his reportedly volatile relationship with his ex-wife in his songs. Critics have said that some of his lyrics appear to applaud domestic violence.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, Rihanna talked about the video:

“It just was authentic. It was real. It was believable for us to do a record like that, but it was also something that needed to be done. He pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic violence and it touches a lot of people.”

We’ve watched the video and – as certain as we are about the intention to expose the ugly truths about domestic violence – we can’t help but feel this offering falls woefully short of the mark.

In fact, the word ‘glorification’ spring to mind.

The video features actress Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, of Lord of the Rings fame, engaging in a montage of vodka-drinking-and-screaming-at-each-other scenes, interspersed with animalistic-kissing-against-walls shots. There’s also lots of fire in it (which is a metaphor, by the way).

We feel that domestic violence is a topic that needs more exposure. Is this the right way? Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments below:

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