We received a powerful letter from a listener – who wanted to get a message to those who are suffering violence of abuse in the home during lockdown. Gardai say reports of domestic abuse are up 30% in some areas of the country at the moment. Ciara chats to Sarah Benson. C.E.O. at Women's Aid & hears from listeners.
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