Lockdown has been a time of unprecedented danger for people in abusive relationships. Photograph: iStock

In the beginning, he was everything Kate could have asked for in a partner. He was generous. He made her laugh. He would drive an hour just to pick he(...)

‘Terminate the Help to Buy Scheme,’ says SJI, and use the €75 million saved to invest in homelessness prevention. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Victims of domestic violence have been granted immediate access to rent supplement payments to help protect them from abuse during the coronavirus pan(...)

David Corbett: charged with telling three men, on separate dates, that he intended to kill or cause serious harm to Ian Quinn. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man has appeared before a special court sitting in Galway, charged with threatening to kill his neighbour, who lives in the former home of late Holl(...)

Members of the Free Syrian Army.  Cameron believes there are 70,000 pairs of suitable Syrian boots on the ground. Robert Fisk reckons 70 might be nearer the mark. Photo: Tomas Munita/The New York Times

David Cameron was following patriotic precedent in backing Turkey against Russia following the downing of a Russian aircraft on the Turkish-Syrian bor(...)

Woman tells Employment Appeals Tribunal she married when she was 18 and   the marriage was abusive. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

It would be unfair if convictions received while her marriage was breaking up stayed on her record for life, a Dublin woman told the Employment App(...)