Shoes representing lives lost through partner violence are displayed by Women’s Aid outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins  1:39

Promised emergency barring orders and the creation of a specific criminal offence of stalking would be implemented if the Government was serious about(...)

Judge Sinéad Ní Chulacháin granted a protection order, requiring the young man not to use violence against his mother or put her in fear of violence. She adjourned the ex-parte case – in which only one side is heard – to the new year when she will hear from both parties.

Five emergency domestic violence orders were granted by a judge at the Dublin District Family Court yesterday after violent incidents over the weekend(...)

Three-quarters of abusers were male intimate partners, with 57 per cent current husbands or partners

The courts system dealing with domestic violence applications is “falling apart” and women are waiting four months for full barring orders, the head (...)

Rachel Mullen, Margaret Martin and Ursula Regan of  Women’s Aid. Photograph: Eric Luke

Violence against children and women is continuing during access visits arranged by courts, according to a report by Women’s Aid. The risk to children (...)