When Josephine Feehily appears before the Oireachtas Committee the week after next she will be asked why her agency declined to meet Ms Galligan and Ms West despite repeated requests. Photograph: Alan Betson

The controversy over the treatment of two Garda civilian whistleblowers after they exposed problems with the classification of homicides is to continu(...)

 Domestic abuse: “It is vital for the woman, as well as the children’s safety, that a victim of domestic violence is not put into the situation where she is intimidated by her partner into agreeing to unsafe or unfair arrangements,” says Women’s Aid.

Women who have been victims of domestic abuse may be pressurised to take part in mediation with their estranged partners if proposed new legislation i(...)

Businesswoman Norah Casey spoke publicly for the first time about the domestic abuse she suffered over a nine-year period in her first marriage. Photograph: The Irish Times

Women’s Aid has said visits to its website almost doubled over the weekend following Norah Casey’s interview on the Late Late Show on Friday. The bus(...)

Almost 700 disclosures involved sexual abuse, including 316 cases of rape within relationships. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Women’s Aid experienced an increase of more than 70 per cent in calls to its national helpline last year, after it moved to a 24-hour service, a repor(...)

Some victims of domestic violence can’t get access to emergency accommodation because it is outside their home county, the head of a women’s charity h(...)

Clodagh Hawe with her sons Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6). Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

The mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe, who was murdered by her husband along with her three sons Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) last August, have (...)

A Facebook stock image. The company and Ireland’s Woman’s Aid have produced an online safety guide. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Facebook and Ireland’s Woman’s Aid have produced an online safety guide for women in a bid to halt digital abuse by current and former partners. Marg(...)

 Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone (left)  and Linda Smith, manager at the launch of the Women’s Aid 24 hour  National Freephone Helpline. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

A national helpline saw a “significant spike” in calls from women afraid for their and their children’s safety, since the murder of a mother and her (...)

When Kate started dating Peter there was no waiting and wondering would he text back or call, because he was unequivocal that she was the ideal woman(...)

Women’s Aid director Margaret Martin at the launch of the Impact Report 2015: “We look forward to the restoration of the 30 per cent cut the domestic violence sector has faced.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has pledged to allocate more funds to providers of services to those encountering domestic viole(...)

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