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Calls for urgent development of domestic violence refuge in local counties

Nov 23, 2020 13:11 By Shannonside News
Calls for urgent development of domestic violence refuge in local counties Calls for urgent development of domestic violence refuge in local counties
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Concern has been expressed at a lack of domestic violence refuges in the Shannonside Northern Sound region. A total of nine counties in Ireland have

Concern has been expressed at a lack of domestic violence refuges in the Shannonside Northern Sound region.

A total of nine counties in Ireland have no dedicated refuge space, including the Shannonside Northern Sound region

The Dail last week heard that Longford Women's link dealt with 140 cases in August and September - compared to 94 in for the same two months last year

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Anyone who needs urgent refuge in the midlands is referred to Esker House in Athlone which has space for just four-family units

Sligo-Leitrim TD Marian Harkin says a permanent centre for people urgently needs to be provided:

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Deputy CEO at Longford Women's Link Tara Farrell says that there a lot of new measures coming on stream - but progress is slow :

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