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Domestic violence a true horror, but new measures will give fresh hope to victims

Frances Fitzgerald

Published 24/07/2015 | 02:30

'The bill puts the needs of victims at the heart of our justice system'
'The bill puts the needs of victims at the heart of our justice system'

We all know the sayings "There's no place like home" and "Home sweet home".

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For many of us these are truisms we cherish. But for too many women and men in Ireland, home is not what it should be: it is not a safe haven of comfort and intimacy.

For too many, home is the frightening arena in which they face verbal abuse, psychological manipulation, financial abuse and physical attack.

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