FF TD CALLS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF WOMEN’S REFUGE IN CAVAN/MONAGHAN

22 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Brendan Smith has asked Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan TD to act on the urgent need for a women’s refuge to be established in his constituency. “We are all well aware the number of women’s refuge spaces in our State is well below our obligations under the Istanbul Convention,” Deputy Smith told the Northern Standard this week. “In a vast region such as Cavan/Monaghan we have no refuge to support women leaving situations of domestic abuse. I know of women who have had to travel to neighbouring counties such as Sligo, Meath and Louth to seek emergency accommodation. This is a tragic situation. “We must support women through their most harrowing experience. We must ensure that adequate services are provided and that people who are suffering through domestic…

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