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A campaign is under way to reassure domestic abuse victims that help is there for them throughout the Christmas period The Still Here campaign will be relaunched today. It comes against a backdrop of the scandal over cancelled 999 calls to Gardaí. Over 200,000 calls between 2019 and 2020, were…

A Sligo councillor is highlighting the fact there is no dedicated refuge centre for victims of domestic abuse in the Sligo/Leitrim/West Cavan area. Over 1,000 incidents of domestic abuse have been reported across the north west region to Gardaí as of the September this year. 596 of these were documented…

A Domestic Abuse Resource Pack has been launched in Donegal as part of Social Inclusion Week. The resource pack is for professionals working with affected children and families in Donegal and has been developed by the Domestic Abuse Working Group of the Safe and Secure Committee of Donegal Children and…

A 16% rise since 2019 in the number of domestic abuse incidences reported to Gardaí across Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal can be seen as a ‘good thing’. Carmel McNamee, Manager of Domestic Violence Advocacy Service says the increase in reports means more people are getting support and there is a…

The extension to the rent supplement scheme for the victims of domestic abuse will provide hope and the prospect of a better for future for victims. That’s according to Sligo/Drumcliff Councillor Marie Casserly. Cllr Casserly say the pandemic has increased the level of domestic violence and it’s vital that victims…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says women who are suffering abuse or who are in intolerable situations need to know there is help available for them. Sinn Fein’s Deputy Martin Kenny was speaking after he attended a conference on domestic abuse in Dublin organised by Women’s Aid. It was part of a…