Mary Lincoln and her daughter, Katie, owners of Ardmore Pottery in Waterford, are looking foward to reopening. Photograph: Mary Browne

Steve the capuchin monkey is dying to get visitors back, says Bridget Collins as she leads the way to the monkey enclosure at the farm and wildlife pa(...)

The programme for government describes domestic violence as an “epidemic”. Photograph: Getty Images

Organisations working to combat domestic violence are “deeply concerned” at moves they say will “downgrade” the issue by moving it out of the Departme(...)

Some women looking to flee abusive and violent relationships since the pandemic began are now, in fact, forced to spend more time with their abusers, one organisation said. Image: iStock.

Victims of domestic violence are facing heightened risk during the Covid-19 crisis and some could be killed by violent partners, domestic abuse agenci(...)

53,627 helpline calls were answered by domestic violence support services, an average of 147 calls every day. Photograph: iStock

Around nine requests a day for refuge from domestic violence were refused last year because the services were full, according to Safe Ireland. The n(...)

‘We have to be clear that we want equality in the home – not homes where dominance prevails. This is the root of all violence’ Sharon O’Halloran said

Inequality within the family home has to be addressed if domestic violence is to be tackled, a leading expert on the issue has warned. Sharon O’Hallo(...)

Coercive control is defined as a pattern of sustained emotional and psychological abuse of a partner through threats, intimidation, control and restrictions of liberty, coercive control has been recognised as a serious offence in UK law since 2015. Photograph: iStock

Domestic violence legislation currently before the Oireachtas will fail to respond to the “lived terror” of women and children if it fails to include (...)

Saoirse Ronan (pictured above with Hozier): “I hope through the video and song we can shine light on the issue and complexity of domestic abuse and in doing so help those caught up in the cycle of domestic violence.”

Oscar-nominated Irish actor Saoirse Ronan stars in the video for Hozier’s new single, Cherry Wine, which highlights the issue of domestic violence. (...)

Almost 800 people, including 301 children, received support from domestic violence services on one day last year, a new report shows. The annual ‘on(...)

Men who are violent towards women are ordinary people – husbands, grandfathers, fathers, sons, nephews, uncles, brothers, – who think they have a right to control women. Photograph: Thinkstock

Launching a new report on domestic violence, Sharon O’Halloran, the chief executive officer of SafeIreland, said “the legal system at every level is f(...)

Domestic violence services answered over 46,100 helpline calls last year or about one call every 12 minutes, according to statistics released today by Safe Ireland. File photograph.

Domestic violence services answered over 46,100 helpline calls last year or about one call every 12 minutes, according to statistics released today by(...)

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