Margaret Martin from Womens Aid says that legislation does not deal with the virtual world. Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation is urgently needed to allow younger women who have never lived with their partners to access safety or barring orders, Women’s Aid has wa(...)

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

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

Margaret Martin, director of Women’s Aid, said recently arrived women are sometimes  at more risk of domestic violence because they are very isolated. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Migrant women experiencing domestic violence continue to feature significantly in calls made to Women’s Aid, director Margaret Martin has said. “One-t(...)

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 (...)

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” asks men (and women) to put on high heels and walk a mile at one of three venues in Dublin, Cork and Galway in aid of Women’s Aid and Concern.

“Are you man enough?” That’s the challenge from Concern and Women’s Aid for their upcoming fundraiser. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” asks men (and women)(...)

Bernadette McAliskey: gave delegates a highly personal account of her childhood and the road that took her to the moment in 1972 when, in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, she crossed the floor of the British House of Commons and slapped the British home secretary Reginald Maudling across the face. Photograph: Reuters

“I stand here as the youngest woman in Parliament, in the same tradition as the first woman ever to be elected to this Parliament, Constance Markie(...)

Illustration: Getty Images

Q I have been going out with my boyfriend for six months. It’s been great. I feel he really loves me and wants to take care of me, and we are abo(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald will launch the new booklet on violence against women. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland must show its commitment to eradicating all forms of male violence against women by ratifying a 2011 convention aimed at preventing such viole(...)

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