Calls for more funding to support victims of domestic violence

There are calls for more funding to provide support to victims of domestic violence who are trying to rebuild their lives.

Efforts continue to provide more refuge facilities nationwide, there’s just one refuge in the Shannonside region, in Athlone,

However, service providers say local authorities work well to help prioritise those who are seeking emergency accommodation.

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Ann Carey, Manager of Safelink in Boyle says that while accommodation is an issue, providing ongoing support after people have left a crisis is equally as important.