Independent Residency for Victims of Domestic Violence

Nasc is a member of the Domestic Violence Coalition, which is campaigning to remove the barrier to protection caused by the ‘dependent’ residence status of many migrant victims of domestic violence in Ireland.

Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Survey

Under the direction of the Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (DSGBV) Services Programme team (Tusla, The Child and Family Agency), a Needs Analysis Project in Cork city and county, including the islands, is being undertaken with the following terms of reference: To present an overview of all... Read more

Nasc attends launch of Justice Committee Report on Domestic and Sexual Violence

On 16 October 2014, our Campaigns and Communications Officer Jennifer DeWan attended the launch of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality’s Report on the hearings in relation to Domestic and Sexual Violence. Representatives of many of the organisations that contributed to... Read more

PQ: International Agreements (Istanbul Convention)

146. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when Ireland will sign up to the Istanbul Convention in relation to preventing and combating violence against women. Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating... Read more

PQ: Order of Business: Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill 2014: First Stage

Deputy Gerry Adams: I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Domestic Violence Act 1996 to provide protection to applicants who have been prohibited from availing of social housing by virtue of the applicant’s legal or beneficial interest in the residence in which... Read more

Domestic Violence Coalition marks 16 Days of Action- Nicole’s Story

The following case study is based on real accounts as told to a member organisation of the Domestic Violence Coalition. Specific details and circumstances have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of the assistance provided. We are sharing ione... Read more

Domestic Violence Coalition marks 16 Days of Action – Florence’s story

The following case study is based on real accounts as told to a member organisation of the Domestic Violence Coalition. Specific details and circumstances have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of the assistance provided. We are sharing one case... Read more

Domestic Violence Coalition marks 16 Days of Action – Maya’s story

The following case study is based on real accounts as told to a member organisation of the Domestic Violence Coalition. Specific details and circumstances have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of the assistance provided. We are sharing one case... Read more

Domestic Violence Coalition marks 16 Days of Action – Alice’s Story

The following case study is based on real accounts as told to a member organisation of the Domestic Violence Coalition. Specific details and circumstances have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of the assistance provided. We are sharing ione... Read more

Domestic Violence Coalition marks 16 Days of Action- Janes’s Story

The following case study is based on real accounts as told to a member organisation of the Domestic Violence Coalition. Specific details and circumstances have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of the assistance provided. We are sharing one case... Read more

PQ: Domestic Violence Policy

156. Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to introduce a 24-7 on-call system for emergency barring orders in order that victims of domestic abuse can be protected by the courts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy... Read more

Domestic Violence Coalition marks 16 Days of Action – Katie’s story

The following case study is based on real accounts as told to a member organisation of the Domestic Violence Coalition. Specific details and circumstances have been changed in the interests of protecting identity and to preserve the confidential nature of the assistance provided. We are sharing one case... Read more

PQ: Council of Europe Conventions (Domestic Violence)

806. Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an update on plans to sign the European Convention on Domestic Violence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): As I have indicated previously in response... Read more

PQ: Domestic Violence Policy

537. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department will be introducing further reforms in the domestic violence legal framework; the level of funding provided to Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence in 2013... Read more

PQ: Domestic Violence Policy (COE Convention)

878. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter if he has held discussions with his counterparts across Europe during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU in support for the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence Against Women and Domestic... Read more

PQ: Domestic Violence Policy

113. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to address the need for specific emergency housing for victims of domestic abuse and plans to work with advocacy groups like Women’s Aid and Safe Ireland to determine what is needed.  Minister... Read more

PQ: Domestic Violence Policy

881. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter if he is considering the inclusion of a provision requiring permanent or temporary interference with property rights for the common good in the consolidated and reformed domestic violence legislation his Department... Read more

PQ: Domestic Violence Policy (COE Convention)

877. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter his plans to sign the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combatting Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence. 880. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on... Read more

PQ: EU Conventions (Violence against Women)

201. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when he will sign the European Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Ireland supports,... Read more

PQ: EU Conventions (Violence Against Women)

196. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will sign the European Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence before the end of Ireland’s presidency (details supplied). Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter):... Read more

PQ: International Agreements (Violence Against Women)

123. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to sign the European Convention on Preventing Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Ireland supports, in principle,... Read more