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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#Domestic Violence

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year Shelter

Domestic violence: Over 2,000 children taken to emergency refuges last year

Services across Ireland answered 46,137 helpline calls in 2013 — or 126 calls each day.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime Report

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime

Today’s report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence suggests changes to the way prostitution is legislated for.

From TheJournal.ie Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault? Justice Committee

Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?

The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Staff at Kerry Women’s Refuge to strike over roster dispute Domestic Violence

Staff at Kerry Women’s Refuge to strike over roster dispute

Management have refuted claims they are unwilling to engage in talks.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Failed time and time again’: 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids Homeless Ireland

‘Failed time and time again’: 46% of homeless women were sexually abused as kids

Research launched today by Simon found 92% of these women experienced high levels of violences at some stage in their lives.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds who called women’s helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse Domestic Violence

Hundreds who called women’s helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse

Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help Abusive Relationship

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A Week in the Family Court: Domestic violence applications rose by 5% in 2013 Family Courts Series

A Week in the Family Court: Domestic violence applications rose by 5% in 2013

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s the experts view.

From TheJournal.ie A Week in the Family Court: ‘Last night he kicked my door in. I live in total fear of my son’ Family Courts Series

A Week in the Family Court: ‘Last night he kicked my door in. I live in total fear of my son’

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s a selection of the safety orders that appeared before the courts.

# domestic-violence - Monday 15 September, 2014

NFL hands senior roles to domestic violence experts after latest controversies

The advisors will help shape policies relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge The host of MTV’s Catfish is under fire for this dopey tweet about domestic abuse Catfish

The host of MTV’s Catfish is under fire for this dopey tweet about domestic abuse

Nev Schulman was himself expelled from college in 2006 for hitting a woman at a party.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sign language videos target deaf women at risk of domestic violence Women's Aid

Sign language videos target deaf women at risk of domestic violence

Women’s Aid said it can be more difficult for deaf women to seek support.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway Support

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway

COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence? Help

Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?

One man told AMEN that his relation was sleeping in a park as he couldn’t find shelter due to domestic abuse.

# domestic-violence - Monday 30 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Legislation being updated to help end ‘epidemic levels’ of domestic violence Refuges

Legislation being updated to help end ‘epidemic levels’ of domestic violence

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: ‘On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times’ Domestic Abuse

Opinion: ‘On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times’

In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai – regardless of gender.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Violence in the home: “It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me” Domestic Violence

Violence in the home: “It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me”

“It’s easy to judge if you’re on the outside,” said abuse survivor Mary.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why some women have “little option” but to stay in a violent home Domestic Violence

Why some women have “little option” but to stay in a violent home

A new census showed 467 women and 229 children received support from a domestic violence service on one day in Ireland last year.

From TheJournal.ie 467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year Domestic Violence

467 women and 229 children received domestic abuse support in just one day last year

SAFE Ireland says that women and children are made homeless by domestic abuse.

# domestic-violence - Monday 9 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy Domestic Abuse

One in eight women suffers domestic abuse during pregnancy

Many women begin suffering during pregnancy.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth Take Care

Mothers more likely to suffer depression four years after childbirth

Though little research has been done in Ireland on postpartum depression past the 12 month mark, one expert said increased resourcing for public health nurses is key to tackling the problem.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 17 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way? Abuse

Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?

In Ireland, as with most social issues, we treat the matter of domestic violence as a pariah topic that occasionally gets an airing. It’s just not good enough.

# domestic-violence - Friday 25 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tom Meagher on Late Late Show to take stand against men’s violence towards women Tragedy

Tom Meagher on Late Late Show to take stand against men’s violence towards women

Jill Meagher’s husband has decided to become an advocate for a men’s movement against violence 18 months after his wife’s brutal murder.

# domestic-violence - Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts ‘only the tip of iceberg’ Protection

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts ‘only the tip of iceberg’

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.

# domestic-violence - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland have a domestic violence register? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have a domestic violence register?

Clare’s Law has been introduced in the UK, should it be copied here?

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence register ‘would help protect victims’ in Ireland Domestic Violence

Domestic violence register ‘would help protect victims’ in Ireland

The call comes after a scheme known as Clare’s Law was introduced in the UK at the weekend.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15 Domestic Violence

One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15

This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about GSOC (again), domestic violence and the 34th best city in the world…

From TheJournal.ie ‘My father was a thug and a bully’: Applause for Senator after domestic abuse speech Domestic Violence This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law Oireachtas

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

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

# domestic-violence - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Women’s Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend Domestic Violence

Women’s Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend

Women’s Aid say the €5,000 will be used to cover legal fees for women who are unable to pay themselves.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Women who request abortions ‘at higher risk of domestic violence’ Research

Women who request abortions ‘at higher risk of domestic violence’

A study in the UK shows that women who request a termination are six times more likely to experience domestic violence than women who attended antenatal clinics.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Behind the veil – a new era has begun for family courts Opinion

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

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.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Abused husband was ‘knocked out’ and had knife ‘lunged’ at him Domestic Abuse

Abused husband was ‘knocked out’ and had knife ‘lunged’ at him

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.

# domestic-violence - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Christmas time ‘can trigger more abuse’ for victims of domestic violence Helpline

Christmas time ‘can trigger more abuse’ for victims of domestic violence

Women’s Aid is appealing for donations to help it continue to offer its helpline services.

# domestic-violence - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic violence refuge to finally open after two-year wait Kildare

Domestic violence refuge to finally open after two-year wait

Teach Tearmainn is to open two of its six apartments – due to funding issues, it has been closed for two years.

# domestic-violence - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner Europe

One quarter of women experience physical or sexual violence from a partner

5.2 per cent of women experience sexual violence from someone who isn’t their partner, the study by the World Health Organisation found.

# domestic-violence - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 45 per cent of men are unaware of the impact of violence on women Domestic Violence

Over 45 per cent of men are unaware of the impact of violence on women

A survey on men’s attitudes towards domestic violence revealed that just one in eight men knew a woman experiencing violence.

# domestic-violence - Sunday 25 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should a domestic violence clause be added to immigration law? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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?

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