Women’s Aid will publish its Impact Report for 2015 on Wednesday, which shows that its helpline services received 12,041 calls last year and heard details of 16,375 domestic abuse case.

A man’s bare hands can be “the most dangerous weapon women face”, Women’s Aid warned on Wednesday, as new figures show no weapons were used in nearly (...)

John MacBride, Anne MacBride and Dan MacBride pictured at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The centenary of the Easter Rising has led to the largest ever gathering of the MacBride clan. Major John McBride was one of the 16 leaders of the E(...)

“She is on Facebook, and her partner constantly watches her posts and messages she gets from other people.” Photograph: Mixmike/Getty Images

Are you ever too young to be abused by an intimate partner? Sadly the answer appears to be no. In Ireland 60 per cent of domestic abuse starts before(...)

Domestic abuse: one of the three areas where extra care is needed with restorative justice

The case of John Carvin, a 45-year-old man from Swords, Co Dublin who sexually abused his brother’s stepdaughter, was depressingly unremarkable for th(...)

In a Rotunda Hospital survey, one in eight women on antenatal programme said they were in an abusive relationship. Photograph: Thinkstock

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has introduced the country’s first accredited course for frontline staff on how to recognise and respond to dom(...)

Gardaí at the Mullach Alainn estate in Omeath, Co Louth where Garda Tony Golden was shot dead. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has paid tribute to Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead after responding to a domestic disturbance at a house in Co Louth. Mr K(...)

Women’s Aid launches its Don’t be Afraid campaign . Pictured are TV£’s Elaine Crowley and Margaret Martin from Women’s Aid. The campaign encourages women living with domestic abuse to speak up and call the helpline on  1800 341 900. Photograph: PAul Sharp/Sharpix

Women’s Aid’s telephone helpline for women facing domestic abuse will offer a 24-hour, seven days a weeks service from next January. “We know how impo(...)

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

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(...)

Callers to Women’s Aid said they “were kept prisoner in their own homes, cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked and beaten with household items”. Photograph: Getty Images

Women’s Aid received more than 16,000 reports of domestic violence against women and nearly 6,000 of abuse of children last year, according to its ann(...)

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