Justice Minister Helen McEntee says she's committed to seeing that domestic violence refuge spaces are created in the Shannonside region as soon as possible.
The Minister was speaking during a visit to Longford yesterday where she took time out to go to Longford Women's Link and speak to women there about the issue.
A Tusla review published last week identified ten locations around the country, including Longford, Roscommon , Leitrim , and Cavan/Monaghan where it said there was 'significant under-provision of refuge spaces'.
Eight family places are to be provided in Cavan/Monaghan, and another eight in Longford, under the recommendations contained in the Tusla report.
Minister McEntee says she fully recognises the urgency of making safe places available for people under threat.