This page is updated regularly.

 COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service provides 24-hour refuge and support services for all of Galway city.

Phone 091 565 985

Information on services and supports for victims is now available on a new governmental website: www.stillhere.ie

Added on April 6th, 2020

Women’s Aid, the national organisation supporting victims of domestic violence have created a poster outlining all of the support points for anyone who may be in unsafe and abusive homes.  Included there is a website for details on your local services as well as the Male Advice Line. The poster can also be downloaded here.

Read the An Garda Síochána Domestic Abuse Disclaimer here.

Added on April 16th, 2020

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland are working closely with Rape Crisis Centres around Ireland to provide regularly updated details on supports available to sexual violence survivors during this difficult period. This information can be found here.

Helpline

Galway Rape Crisis Centre – 1800 35 53 55

The National 24-Hour Freephone Rape Crisis Helpline 1800 77 88 88 remains open for those who need to access crisis support.

Please find your local centre here.

Added on April 21st, 2020

National Women's Council of Ireland
In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The National Women’s Council of Ireland have created a list of resources and supports in relation to the needs of women during this time. This information can be found here.

Added on April 16th, 2020

Public Awareness Campaign on
Domestic Violence during COVID-19

A major new TV, Radio and Social Media Campaign tackling the serious issue of domestic violence in the context of COVID-19 measures was launched on April 15th. The campaign seeks to reassure victims that services are ‘still here’, and that victims are being prioritised.


It is important to know that the 2km restrictions on movement do not apply to a person escaping from a risk of harm or seeking to access essential services.


Added on April 6th, 2020

BRIGHT SKY IRELAND APP:

Additional information can be found on “Bright Sky Ireland”. Bright Sky Ireland is a free app available on Google Play and Apple App Store. The app connects victims of domestic and sexual abuse to advice and support services across the country. It enables users to locate their nearest support centre by searching their area and provides information about different forms of abuse such as domestic abuse, sexual violence and harassment.   It also provides a journal to record incidents of abuse by text, video, voice recording or photography.

Bright Sky App

Links:

Domestic Abuse Intervention Policy 2017 is available here:

Domestic Violence Act 2018 is available here:

Guide to Safety Orders in Dating Relationships is available here:

Where to get Legal Advice?

Legal Aid Board

Tel: 066 947 1000 or 1890 615 200

Visit: www.legalaidboard.ie

Email: info@legalaidboard.ie

* Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)

Tel: 1890 350 250 or 01 8745690

Visit: www.flac.ie

* Courts – Family Law

Visit: www.courts.ie for local court contact details

Added on April 6th, 2020

Support Services:

 *An Garda Síochána

Emergency Tel: 999/112 – 24hrs

Report/Advice: Contact a local Garda Station

Visit: www.garda.ie

Women’s Aid

Tel: 1800 341 900 – 24hr National Freephone Helpline

Visit: www.womensaid.ie

Email: helpline@womensaid.ie

*Men’s Development Network

Tel: 1800 816 588 Male Victims National Helpline

Visit: Men’s Network

Email: men@mens-network.net

Safe Ireland

Tel: 090 6479078

Visit: www.safeireland.ie

Email: info@safeireland.ie

ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services

Tel: 061 412354

Visit: www.adaptservices.ie

Email: info@adaptservices.ie

Sonas

Tel: 087 952 5217 – Advice Line

24hr Refuge: 01 866 2015

Visit: www.domesticabuse.ie

Email: info@sonasdomesticabuse.ie

* Anyman – (dedicated support service for male victims)

Tel: 01 554 3811

Visit: www.anyman.ie

Email: crisis@anyman.ie

Rape Crisis Help

Tel: 1800 778888

Visit: www.rapecrisishelp.ie

Email: info@rcc.ie

Samaritans

Tel: 116 123 – 24 hr Helpline

Visit: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.ie