21 October 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Incidents of domestic violence have risen across the county.

Figures compiled by gardaí and presented to members of Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee at a recent meeting showed that there had been 89 incidents of domestic violence recorded in the Monaghan District during the period 4th October 2015 – 4th October 2016. This was an increase of 20 as 69 domestic violence incidents had been dealt with by gardai between 4th October 2014 and 4th October 2015.

Similarly, in the Carrickmacross District domestic violence incidents had risen from 50 recorded between 4th October 2014 and 4th October 2015 to 65 incidents which occurred between 4th October 2015 and 4th October 2016.

Commenting on this rise, Chief Superintendent Christopher Mangan said that gardaí could arrest at the scene but there was a difficulty with regard to people following up the complaints.

Referring to the fact that the JPC members had received a presentation from locally based Tearmann domestic violence service some months ago, Councillor Pat Treanor queried if due to this publicity, sufferers were more confident about reporting it to gardaí. The Chief Superintendent …

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