Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is the threat of physical orFrustrated - Jeremiah CC BY 2.0 sexual violence and the actual use of emotional, physical, sexual or psychological violence against family members and those who are involved in a close adult relationship. Domestic abuse can affect anyone; it is not confined to any specific cultural, social or ethnic background or age group. Whilst the majority of victims are women, men can also be affected by domestic violence.

Useful Resources:

  • Safe Ireland provides information to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and outlines details of the supports available to them.
  • Amen is a useful site which provides information and assistance for male victims of domestic abuse.

Providing support for a victim of domestic violence

The COSC website provides useful guidance and contacts/helplines for someone seeking to assist a victim of domestic violence.


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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 2000  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



  • 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: