There are calls for those convicted of violence against women to be placed on a register of offenders.
Such a registry could be accessible to women, through An Garda Síochána, who are in a relationship with someone who has previous convictions.
Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South, Jim O'Callaghan, told Newstalk Breakfast this idea came about after speaking to the families of women who have been murdered.
"We spoke to Claire Lott, the mother of Nadine, we spoke to Jason Poole, the [brother] of Jennifer.
"What became apparent, particularly from speaking to Jason Poole, was that the man convicted of murdering his sister Jennifer he had previously, violently assaulted a previous partner.
"There's an incidence of previous assaults happening and a lot of women, and this is particularly the case with Jennifer Poole, she'd no awareness of this detail about the person she was in a relationship with.
"And we recognise that that's something that maybe women should be given access to".
Deputy O'Callaghan says this could work similarly to the Sex Offenders Register.
"On conviction of domestic violence, information about the individual convicted would be provided to the Gardaí.
"It wouldn't be publicly available... but it would be available that the Gardaí could make a decision that they were going to disclose it to individuals if they thought it was appropriate in order to protect that individual".
He explains how such a system would work.
"If it was the case that a woman reported to the Gardaí that she had been attacked, and the Gardaí were investigating a case of domestic abuse, if the Gardaí were aware in that situation that the person who is alleged to have committed the abuse had previous convictions - in that situation the Gardaí may believe it's appropriate to warn the woman in the relationship about the fact that this guy has previous convictions for domestic violence".
He adds that while the discretion is on Gardaí, "the primary focus would have to be to ensure that women who are in relationships with men who are known to be violent are informed of that, if they're not aware of it already".
Anyone affected by issues raised in this article can contact the Women's Aid 24hr national freephone helpline on 1800-341-900