Category Archives: Domestic Violence

The crime of Coercive Control – the overdue recognition of psychological abuse in intimate relationships – Anna Dunphy

‘Stick and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’ is an old rhyme told to children to stop them from engaging in name calling. This saying is not always true; violence is not always physical or … Continue reading

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Protecting the Victims of Domestic Violence – Rachel Condon

Rate of Abuse Statistically, according to Women’s Aid, Ireland has the second highest number of women avoiding places or situations for fear of being assaulted out of all EU countries. In a 2014 study entitled “Violence Against Women: An EU-Wide … Continue reading

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The position of the perpetrator in Irish Domestic Violence law

The position of the perpetrator in Irish Domestic Violence law  By Aislinn Collins Women’s Aid has defined domestic violence as “one person trying to control and assert power over their partner in an intimate relationship”. It can manifest as physical … Continue reading

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