Safe Ireland Welcomes First Conviction for Coercive Control by Trial

Safe Ireland said that the first conviction of a man for coercive control, intimidation and multiple assaults on his former partner by trial is a landmark…

Nearly 3,500 women contacted a domestic violence service for the first time during initial lockdown – new Safe Ireland report on Covid-19

National agency says that prioritising domestic violence must also mean funding it adequately A new report from Safe Ireland, called Tracking the Shadow…

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Safe Ireland welcomes sea-change commitment to dignity and respect at every stage in new Victims of Sexual Violence strategy

Safe Ireland welcomed the strong, underpinning commitment within the new strategy Supporting A Victim’s Journey that victims of sexual violence will…

A huge thank you for your unprecedented response to women and children living with abuse

We are all in this together. It was the line that kept us all going through the crisis lockdown months of Covid-19. We all knew that if we were to protect…

No Junior Minister for Domestic and Sexual Violence Disappointing

Safe Ireland today said that it is disappointed that there is no designated junior Minister for Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the new line-up,…

Safe Ireland and totalhealth Pharmacies Join Forces in ‘Gateway to Safety’ Initiative as DV needs continue

As the country moves towards fully re-opening after lock-down, Safe Ireland and totalhealth Pharmacies are launching a community-based initiative called…

Airbnb partners with Safe Ireland and Women’s Aid to offer free accommodation for domestic violence survivors

Airbnb has announced it will partner with Safe Ireland, with the support of Women’s Aid, to assist domestic violence survivors in Ireland at a crucial…

Welcome for First Programme for Government to recognise the epidemic of domestic and sexual violence

Safe Ireland, the national policy and services hub for 39 frontline domestic violence services across the country, gives a cautious welcome to the draft…

Safe Ireland Welcomes Prioritisation of Rent Supplement for Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Safe Ireland, the national policy and services hub for 39 domestic violence services, welcomed the “swift and positive response” to the sector’s…

Safe Ireland welcomes Garda commitment to continuing focus on Domestic violence

Domestic violence services also seeing rise in women and children looking for support as restrictions are lifted. Safe Ireland, the national hub for 39…

Boots Launches Safe Space in Pharmacies For Victims of Domestic Abuse Across Ireland

Boots Ireland today have launched a ‘Safe Space’ initiative in partnership with Safe Ireland. Women who are experiencing domestic violence can go into…

Domestic violence services preparing for increase in need as the country opens

The “new normal” of combined work-home could mean ongoing prisons for women and children living with abusers says Safe Ireland.   Services say they…

Safe Ireland welcomes new awareness campaign on domestic violence

Safe Ireland, the national social change agency working with 38 member domestic services across the county, welcomed the timely, new Government awareness…

Safe Ireland mourns loss of dedicated campaigner for women and children

Safe Ireland, the social change agency collaborating with 38 domestic violence services around the country working to prevent and reduce domestic violence,…

Growing concern that the needs of domestic abuse victims are being overlooked in national response to Covid-19

Nearly four weeks into the Covid-19 crisis, Safe Ireland today said that it was growing increasingly concerned that key Government agencies are failing…

Safe Ireland welcomes Garda prioritisation of domestic abuse and coercive control

Safe Ireland, the national social change agency working with 38 domestic violence services across the country, said that An Garda Síochána’s pro-active…

National domestic violence agency keeping an update on services available for women and children in absence of government directive

Safe Ireland is concerned that the needs of vulnerable women and children in refuge or now confined in their homes are not being considered adequately…

10,782 women and 2,572 children receive support from a domestic violence service in one year – latest national statistics

Empty promises and recycled budgets will not respond to the needs of women and children living with domestic abuse and coercive control says Safe Ireland.  Safe…

New Man Up West Campaign On Domestic Abuse Launches Across Connacht This Week

This week sees the launch of a new inspiring and brave campaign to harness the voices, concerns and activism of men and boys across the West of Ireland…

More rigid views on gender equality and roles often held by younger people – new Safe Ireland research indicates

More rigid views on gender equality and roles often held by younger people – new Safe Ireland research indicates A new research project on attitudes…

Budget Ignores Needs of Domestic Violence Survivors Once Again

Needs of women and children living with violence almost totally ignored for sixth year running. Safe Ireland said that it was gravely disappointed with…

Needs of Women and Children Living with Violence Can’t Wait Any Longer – Safe Ireland Budget Submission

The Irish Courts Service needs serious investment.  It is creaking and struggling to respond effectively to both women and children seeking protection. New…

Safe Ireland publishes a review of their work for 2017 and 2018

On behalf of the Board of Safe Ireland we are delighted to present a review of our work for the years 2017 and 2018. Safe Ireland believes that Ireland…

Safe Ireland wish to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer.

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Families already living with the trauma of family murder must be central to new review – Safe Ireland and Kathleen Chada

Safe Ireland welcomed the news that the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan will today bring to Cabinet plans for an independent research…

Ratification of Istanbul Convention – Encouraging that Government sees it as a renewal of its commitment to violence against women

Safe Ireland warmly welcomes the ratification of the Istanbul Convention by Ireland today, International Women’s Day. In particular, the national…

Ratification of Istanbul Convention – Catalyst to Get Things Right for Women and Children

Safe Ireland welcomes the news that Cabinet will sit on International Women’s Day and intends to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from…

Working for Safer Homes and Safer Communities – Coercive Control Expert Evan Stark to Visit Ireland in December 2018

Safe Ireland is delighted to be hosting world renowned Professor Emeritus Evan Stark and other leading experts in domestic violence at a series of conferences,…

Change will only start when we believe women who report violence, says Safe Ireland on eve of international Summit

On the eve of the biggest event on gender equality and gender-based violence to take place in Europe this year, Safe Ireland said that the first fundamental…

Safe Ireland Says There is An Urgent Need for Stronger Sentencing for Partner Violence As Provided in new DV Act

Domestic Violence Agency saddened but not surprised at leniency of sentence in recent case and calls for DPP to consider an appeal. Safe Ireland, the…

Domestic Violence Costing the Economy More than Previously Thought

Agency urges politicians to keep watch for vital investments that can transform women’s lives Safe Ireland, the national agency working to eradicate…

Applications for bursaries to attend the Safe World Summit now open

Update:  The application process for bursaries to the Safe World Summit is now closed. We are delighted to have been able to respond to over 100 requests…

Safe Ireland partners with SpunOut.ie to invite young people to the Safe World Summit

Safe Ireland is delighted to partner with SpunOut.ie to invite young people from across the country to attend The Safe World Summit. Together we believe…

World Leading Pioneers and Activists Will Descend on Dublin for International Safe World Summit Next Month

Safe Ireland today announced the line-up of world renowned speakers for its upcoming Safe World Summit, which is seen as one of the most important events…

Rebooting the Domestic Violence Revolution

On July 12th 2018, Safe Ireland hosted an event to mark the enactment of the Domestic Violence Act 2018 and to launch Resolve, our new Legal Information and Advocacy Service. 

Criminalising coercive control in the home will help keep women alive but it has to be implemented

Criminalising coercive control represents a coming of age in Ireland’s understanding of domestic violence but it has to be implemented if it is to save…

Safe World Summit Early Bird Tickets

Early Bird tickets for the Safe World Summit are now on sale. Priced at €295, these tickets will be on sale until July 31st or until they are sold out. Don’t delay, get your ticket now!

Safe Ireland Urges Yes Vote on May 25th

Choice at home, close to local specialist dv services is the only safe option for women living in abusive relationships. Safe Ireland, the national…

Safe Ireland Welcomes Momentous Enactment of Domestic Violence Act by President Higgins

President Michael D. Higgin’s signing of the Domestic Violence Bill into law ushers in a safer future for women and children Safe Ireland said that…

Domestic Violence Bill On the Path to Long Anticipated Enactment

Final stage of new Bill brings Ireland one step closer to being one of the safest countries in the world for women, says Safe Ireland­. Safe Ireland,…
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Safe Ireland Commends Government Commitments to New, Robust Domestic Violence Bill

Safe Ireland, the national social change agency working to end domestic violence, this evening welcomed the Government’s commitments to delivering a…

Every Day the Domestic Violence Bill is Delayed Vital New Protections for Women and Children are Denied

Oireachtas members are urged to do their best for those who are resisting the worst every hour and every day by prioritising the radical and robust Domestic Violence Bill.

Safe Ireland Welcomes Historic Government Amendments to Domestic Violence Bill

Safe Ireland welcomed amendments published by the Government to the Domestic Violence Bill 2017 as an historic breakthrough for women and children living…

Safe Ireland publishes a Review of its work for 2015 and 2016

SAFE Ireland publishes a Review of its work for 2015 and 2016

Two International Experts on Domestic Violence visit Ireland in July

SAFE Ireland was delighted to host two International experts on domestic violence and coercive control, Professor Evan Stark and Davina James-Hanman, to Ireland this past month to deliver training to professionals responding to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

The Safe Ireland Summit 2016

The Mansion House comes to life with the most ambitious event on domestic violence ever to take place in Ireland - The SAFE Ireland Summit.

Over 4,000 domestic violence victims a year being ignored in housing crisis

New research also indicates that the frequency and severity of violence forcing women to leave their homes could be worse than previously documented… Read More

President Michael D. Higgins holds event for MAN UP and HeforShe at Áras an Uachtaráin

“The great importance of HeforShe and MAN UP lies in their recognition that the change we wish for cannot be achieved simply by laws, policies or funding. Social change is necessary as well as a change in consciousness.” Read More…

New Domestic Violence Statistics Show 14 Requests for Accommodation Could Not be Met Every Day

Children Growing Up In Refuge SAFE Ireland tells Politicians – Read More »

#FaceUpToDomestic Violence – Election 2016 Rally – February 16

SAFE Ireland is asking candidates and political parties to Face Up To Domestic Violence and make it a defining issue in the new Programme for Government (Read More)

Hozier & Saoirse Ronan Join Forces to Shine Light on Issue of Domestic Violence

New Video for Cherry Wine To Premiere on 14th February - Valentine’s Day Single Released 12th February on iTunes To Benefit Domestic Abuse Charities…