Domestic Abuse

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Government plans to combat domestic, sexual and gender-based violence will next year benefit from a record 22 per cent funding increase worth around €9 million. The Department of Justice launched its five-year "zero tolerance" strategy earlier this summer, containing 144 detailed actions to be

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Paid leave will be introduced for victims of domestic violence under legislative plans unveiled by ministers. The Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 will introduce a range of measures to improve family-friendly work practices and support women in the work force.

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The new Foyle Family Justice Centre, aimed at supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, has opened its doors in Derry. Developed by Foyle Women's Aid, the project will provide a range of services to those affected by domestic abuse including crisis intervention, emergency accommodation, ca

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Proposed legislation creating standalone offences of stalking and non-fatal strangulation and allowing courts to issue orders restraining stalking behaviours will become law this autumn under government plans. Ministers have now given their approval for the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions

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Progress on a cross-departmental strategy to stop domestic and sexual violence and abuse in Northern Ireland has been published. The ministers for justice, health, communities, education and finance have published an action plan setting out proposed activity for year seven of the seven-year domestic

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Fears have been raised of a chilling effect on victims and survivors of domestic abuse coming forward following a high-profile court battle between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard. A jury in Fairfax County, Virginia yesterday awarded around $10.4 million in damages t

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Stalking and non-fatal strangulation will become standalone offences under legislation announced by justice minister Helen McEntee today. Though both stalking and non-fatal strangulation are already crimes, the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill will make the law "clearer and stronger"

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Comyn Kelleher Tobin solicitor Michelle Cronin and intern Saoirse Coughlan give an overview of coercive control and the convictions to date. The Domestic Violence Act 2018 introduced the offence of coercive control to Irish law. The legislation commenced on the 1st of January 2019. Offences that occ

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Northern Ireland's new stand-alone offence of domestic abuse has come into force. The new offence under the Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Act (Northern Ireland) 2021, which came into force yesterday, criminalises patterns of non-physical abusive behaviour as well as physical abuse.

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New measures targeted directly at keeping women and girls safer have been added to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, the UK government has announced. Under the changes, victims of domestic abuse will be allowed more time to report incidents of common assault or battery against them. Cur

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The Courts Service and the Legal Aid Board will continue to prioritise domestic abuse cases over the Christmas season, the government has said. Justice minister Helen McEntee yesterday relaunched the "Still Here" national awareness campaign on domestic abuse, which was first developed last April in

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