New act could make Ireland safest place in the world for women and children

Women and men will soon be able to take action against a partner who are emotionally, mentality and domestically abusing them.
That’s according to Siobhan McKenna who is the manager of domestic violence services for Cavan and Monaghan. It comes as social change agency ‘Safe Ireland’ is examining Ireland’s ground-breaking new Domestic Violence Act which recognises ‘coercive control’ for the first time.

Siobhan McKenna spoke on today’s Wider View programme, she believes Ireland could soon become the safest country in the world for women and children.