Domestic Violence Support

Support may be needed where either an incident or a history of domestic abuse requires immediate medical attention or may give rise to an immediate housing need. Whilst the majority of victims are women, men can also be affected by domestic violence.

Useful Resources:

The COSC website provides useful information on what types of behaviour are regarded as domestic abuse. In particular it addresses the following issues:

Support Services:

  • Safe Ireland provides information on the domestic violence services and refuges available nationally to support the safety, practical, emotional and child related needs of women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The website also sets out information relating to the services and supports available to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
  • Amen provides a confidential helpline and support service for male victims of domestic abuse. 046 9023718 which operates from Mon-Fri from 9-5pm. They provide counselling, information and support, one-to-one meetings, group meetings, court accompaniment and training courses for relevant professional.
  • MOVE Ireland provides a service for men who want to change their harmful behaviour by engaging in a weekly group process. They also provide support and safety planning to all partners/ex-partners during and after their partners/ex-partners attendance on the programme.


COSC – The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

  • Address: Department of Justice and Equality, 2nd Floor, Montague Court, Montague Street, Dublin 2
  • Tel: 01 4768680
  • Email:
  • Website:

 TUSLA – Child and Family Agency

  • Address: Child and Family Agency, Block D, Park Gate Business Centre, Parkgate Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Tel:(01) 635 2854
  • Website:

Legal Aid Board

  • Address: Legal Aid Board, Quay Street, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry.
  • Also 33 full time offices nationwide – other part-time offices
  • Tel: (066) 947 1000 Lo-call No: 1890 615 200  Fax: (066) 947 1035
  • Website:

Free Legal Advice Centre

  • Address: Free Legal Advice Centre, 13 Lower Dorset Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
  • Legal information lines: Lo-Call: 1890 350 250 / +353 1 874 5690
  • Website:

 Citizens Information


MOVE Ireland

  • Address: MOVE (Ireland), Unit 2, First Floor, Clare Road Business Mall, Clare Road, Ennis, County Clare
  • Tel: 065 684 8689  Fax: 065 684 3010
  • Email:
  • Website:


  • Address: Barnardos National Office, Christchurch Square, Dublin 8. (Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5pm)
  • Tel: 01 453 0355 Callsave: 1850 222 300
  • Email:
  • Website: