Minister called on to provide domestic violence refuge in Cavan and Monaghan

The Minister of Justice has been called on to provide funding for a domestic violence refuge in Cavan and Monaghan.

There have long been calls for a refuge to be provided as women and children in the area must travel to Drogheda or Navan to find a safe space.

Local TDs Pauline Tully and Niamh Smyth raised the issue during statements in the Dáil yesterday.

TD Pauline Tully said Cavan-Monaghan is one of the worst served parts of the country when it comes to supports:

Deputy Smyth raised the case of Clodagh Hawe and her three sons who were murdered in 2016: