Women’s Aid said eligibility for protection and safety orders was extended in 2011. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of court orders made to bar individuals from the family home has fallen by 38 per cent in eight years, new figures show. The number of sa(...)

In one refuge only one in 10 women who sought help were accommodated up to the end of March this year. Photograph: Getty Images 1:55

Up to 80 per cent of women fleeing domestic violence were turned away from Dublin refuges in the first quarter of this year because of the crisis in a(...)

A referendum should be held to enshrine economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution, a network of advocacy groups has said.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A referendum should be held to enshrine economic, social and cultural rights in the Constitution, a network of advocacy groups has said. The Communit(...)

“It should and must be possible for men and women to work collaboratively to end domestic abuse. While not all white people are racist, they benefit from being white. Similarly, not all men are abusers but they benefit from being men.” File photograph: Getty Images

For decades, feminism was supposed to be women’s work, though women can no more mitigate sexism without engaging men than people of colour can address(...)

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 (...)