‘Sometimes it’s better if she ends up in the hospital’

‘Sometimes it’s better if she ends up in the hospital’

Mechanisms for assisting the victims of domestic violence are so ineffective that gardaí are often forced to ‘get imaginative’ to bring abusers to justice

Women’s Aid publishes a report every year. It’s full of statistics that paint a picture of an underbelly of Irish society most of us do not want to know about, even though we already do.

One of the stand-out figures from this year’s report is 4,910. That’s the number of extra calls the Women’s Aid national helpline received in 2016, when the government...

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