Wednesday 24 January 2018

Men also suffer violence at home

I wish to draw your attention to a report, 'New laws to protect battered partners' (Irish Independent, August 3).

The article starts off positively with: "Battered partners will be spared having to relive their ordeal in open court in a bid to secure more successful prosecutions."

However, as the article progresses, it speaks of how wives could secure barring orders against partners and "if the partner breaches the barring order, returns to the home and beats up his wife again".

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