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Dáil must do more to tackle domestic violence – Ó Snodaigh

30 November, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has said the Dáil needs to more to tackle the issue of domestic violence.

Speaking in the Dáil this evening Deputy Ó Snodaigh said the TDs should do more to support the campaigns of groups such as Women’s Aid particularly at Christmas when instances of domestic violence are at their height.

He said:

“In view of the fact that nearly one quarter of all Irish women have been abused by a current or former partner, there is a need for this House to take seriously the unacceptable prevalence of domestic violence against women in our society.

“This is especially the case at a time of economic hardship when many families find themselves in a difficult situation.

“As we approach the Christmas period which many studies have shown that instances of domestic violence are at their height, it is incumbent on deputies on all sides of this House support the campaigns of groups such as Women’s Aid and work together and muster the political will necessary to change this situation.” ENDS

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