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