Domestic violence services locally should be inclusive of men and women.
This was the message from independent Councillor Paudge Connolly, who asked for men to be remembered in the conversation around domestic violence services in the region.
He was speaking a recent meeting of Monaghan County Council where he asked that a letter be written to the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, calling on her to make additional funding available to support men affected by domestic violence.
It was confirmed during the meeting that the local authority had been in touch with Tearmann domestic violence services for the region.
Those gathered heard that proposals would be put forward by Safe Ireland for a refuge for the area.
Cllr Connolly says that 33% of those impacted by domestic violence are men and they need support too.
He also pointed out that anyone who finds themselves in domestic violence situations should present to their local county council where refuge will be sought for them immediately.