Leitrim councillor urges Justice Minister to introduce tougher sentencing for violence against women. 

The Justice Minister is under pressure from a Leitrim County Councillor to introduce new legislation and tougher sentencing for violence against women.


It’s estimated that there have been 15 female deaths in violent circumstances since the death of Ashling Murphy a little over a year ago.


The issue was raised at the latest sitting of the Leitrim Joint Policing Committee by Fine Gael Cllr Sean McDermott.


Cllr McDermott says there is a real and constant fear among women about the issue and he feels that there needs to be review of the sanctions that are currently being imposed:



A rally is being held outside the Dáil today to highlight the Government’s lack of progress in ending violence against women.


2022 was the worst year on record and nine counties are still without refuge centres.


People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, says St. Brigid’s Day is the perfect time to amplify the urgency of vital and immediate action: