Roscommon domestic violence service welcomes first jail term for man convicted of coercive control

A Roscommon domestic violence service has welcomed a 10 year jail term for a man convicted of coercive control of his partner.

Daniel Kane, of Scariff House, Waterville Terrace, Blanchardstown, Dublin, became the first person to be convicted by a jury of coercive control after a court heard he inflicted almost two years of physical and emotional abuse on his vulnerable ex-girlfriend

Gardai thanked the woman for coming forward – and it’s hoped the case will provide strength for people to come forward to escape domestic violence situations:

Anne Carey is the Project manager at Roscommon safe Link – she says the case is a landmark moment for domestic violence issues in Ireland:

Roscommon Safe Link can be contacted at (071) 966 4200
Women’s Aid can be contacted at 1800 341 900.
Men’s Aid can be contacted at 01 554 3811