25 percent increase in calls to Garda for domestic related issues

An Garda Síochána has recorded a 25 percent year on year increase in calls for assistance in relation to domestic related issues between 2019 and 2020.

In a statement released earlier today, Gardai reassured victims of domestic abuse incident that all incidents, including coercive control, will be treated as a priority.

A spokesperson said: “If you require urgent assistance or support, please call 999 or 112, we are ‘STILL HERE’ to listen to help and to protect”.