Airbnb’s initial partnership launched in June 2020 as Ireland prepared to reopen from the first lockdown and provided 2,000 nights of emergency accommodation. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/ Getty

In June, Airbnb announced that it extended its partnership with Safe Ireland and Women’s Aid to provide free emergency accommodation for domestic viol(...)

The report was based on in-depth interviews with 50 women and was carried out for Safe Ireland. File image: Getty

Domestic violence costs a female survivor about €113,500 in the period from their abusive relationship to safety, which lasts on average 20 years, acc(...)

Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said there should be “a central focal point in Government” to tackle gender-based violence. File image: James Forde/The Irish Times

Calls for a Government minister who would have direct responsibility for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence have been heard by the Citizens’ A(...)

More than a quarter of the women and children assisted by the NGOs in the final months of last year seeking advice and protection for the first time. Photograph: iStock

The “shocking” surge in domestic violence against women and children since the pandemic began has shown no signs of easing, and is even increasing, ag(...)

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(...)

The deadline for returning updated Local Property Tax valuations to the Revenue Commissioners on November 7th. Photograph: iStock

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(...)