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Womens Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 is dedicated to providing free and confidential support and...


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Teach Tearmainn is dedicated to providing free and confidential support over . We exist to help women, men in Ireland who may...


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50808 offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We exist to help everyone in Ireland...


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Connect is a free telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in...


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Federation For Victim Assistance offers free and confidential support over . We are here for everyone in Ireland who may be...


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Male Advice Line provides free and confidential support and information over. We exist to help men in Ireland who may be...


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Missing Childrens Hotline offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over . We exist to help people in Ireland...


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Childline provides 24/7, free and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We exist to help youth,...


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The ISPCC operates Teenline, a national active listening service for children and young people up to and including the age of...


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Towards Healing offers free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help everyone, people with a religious faith in...


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Are you experiencing abuse or domestic violence? Contact a hotline in Ireland for support

Domestic violence is any action intended to control or keep power over a spouse, partner, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend. The abuse may take the form of something physical, or it may be emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial. You might feel threatened, controlled, or belittled.

Setting free from an abuser may feel impossible. You are probably terrified and feel trapped. However, many victims of abuse and domestic violence have made it. With the help of 12 hotlines in Ireland that support with abuse and domestic violence, you can live without having to endure these symptoms of abuse:

  • Your partner/family member yells at you
  • Your partner/family member has an unpredictable, violent temperament, and they direct the anger at you
  • Your belongings and property being destroyed
  • Avoiding certain topics so that you don’t anger your partner/family member
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion
  • Your devices are being monitored or tracked by a partner/family member
  • You are embarrassed for your close ones to see how your partner/family member treats you
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to

You might feel completely alone if you are a victim of abuse and domestic violence. Many people in your position tend to hide what they are experiencing. However, know that it is nothing to be ashamed of. The abuse and everything about it is absolutely not your fault.

It’s normal if you feel isolated. Victims of abuse and domestic violence are exposed to extreme stress and often go through it alone. Even though it might feel difficult to share what you are going through, hotline staff in Ireland will listen, try to understand – and help you.

If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Ireland. It's free and confidential.


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