Potential sites are to be identified for a domestic violence refuge in Cavan/Monaghan before the end of the year.
That's according to local TD, Niamh Smyth who recently hosted a second meeting to progress plans with key stakeholders.
Deputy Smyth revealed that funding is "readily available" for the project.
She added there was a "renewed commitment" from the Government to deliver local refuge spaces as part of its Zero Tolerance strategy to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.
The local TD says the provision of necessary "wrap-around services", especially for children, is essential for rebuilding their self-esteem and confidence in the aftermath of trauma.
“We must deliver a safe haven that will allow the women presenting from Cavan and Monaghan the time and space to recover and plan their future," Deputy Smyth continued.
"The provision of necessary wrap-around services especially for children is also essential in rebuilding their esteem and confidence from the trauma.
"I will continue to work with all the stakeholders to ensure this key project is delivered without delay as this has been a key priority of mine since elected to Dáil Eireann.''