McEntee takes a big step with plans for addressing domestic violence

Good morning,

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is to brief her Cabinet colleagues on a report from Tusla on refuge places for victims of domestic violence. We report this morning that the review found serious holes in the provision of refuge places, and recommends urgent action to tackle it. It also contains a landmark move from McEntee to set up a new agency to tackle the issue of domestic, sexual and gender based violence (DSGBV). There are Programme for Government commitments in this area, and the Minister has made reform a centrepiece of her agenda, but this is nonetheless a “major departure”, in the words of one source.

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