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Specialised Garda units 'too stretched' to investigate domestic abuse cases unless they involve rape

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08.47 13 Apr 2022


Specialised Garda units 'too stretched' to investigate domestic abuse cases unless they involve rape


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08.47 13 Apr 2022


Specialised Garda units are 'too stretched' to investigate domestic abuse cases unless they involve rape. “All of the crimes in relation to domestic abuse, coercive control, an awful lot of rapes, historical rapes, are now being sent back from DPSU to the detective units." So reports the Irish Examiner today.

Sarah Benson is CEO of Women’s Aid and she joined Ciara on the show this morning.

If you or a loved one has been affected by the content of this item, you can contact the Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900. 

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