There's been an 18% rise in the number of domestic violence-related calls to Gardaí so far this year, compared with 2019.

Gardai are today starting another phase of Operation Faoiseamh  - which will see Gardai prioritise people who are vulnerable to, and victims of, domestic abuse.

This will see Gardai making contact with previous victims, along with a renewed focus on enforcing court orders and prosecuting offenders.

While Ireland is currently in level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, Gardai say the 5k travel restrictions do not apply in the case of domestic violence, or to escape the risk of harm.

Gardaí say they remain dedicated to the support of victims of domestic violence.




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