Half million euro more for sexual assault units; Minister praises Donegal woman for highlighting issue

Almost 1,000 people visited sexual assault treatment units last year.

Half a million euro in additional funding has been announced to improve the service.

The number of forensic nurse examiners will double and they will now be able to travel to patients if necessary.

Last year, Donegal woman Dominique Meehan shared details of having to wait five hours and travel from Dublin to Mullingar to access a treatment unit after she was raped in 2015.

Health Minister Simon Harris says the funding will mean victims won’t have to go through what she did.