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Women’s top priority for 2015: protecting women from domestic and sexual violence from The Irish Times

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

“In the lead-up to the new year, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) conducted a poll among our members and supporters, asking them about their hopes for what the Government’s priorities would be in 2015.”
“…protecting women from domestic and sexual violence, which was viewed as very important by 87 per cent…”
“The new domestic violence legislation and the new strategy on violence against women, which the Government will introduce in 2015, must establish domestic
violence as a crime in its own right with the potential of serious sentences. The Government must also act on the recommendations in the Garda Inspectorate report that highlighted the failings by An Garda Síochána to pursue domestic violence as a serious crime.”