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02 Oct 2022

'Major increase' in domestic violence incidents in Donegal

Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn says that Gardaí in Donegal have a 'major focus' on the issue

'Major increase' in domestic violence incidents in Donegal

Donegal has seen a major increase in incidents of domestic violence, the county’s top Garda has said.

Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn says the force is committed to tackling the problem.

Chief Superintendent McGinn told a meeting of the Joint Policing Committee that there was a sharp rise in domestic violence and sexual assault cases in the county.

“We ensure that we keep in touch with victims in terms of encouraging them to come forward and make statements,” Chief Superintendent McGinn.

“We encourage to go to court to get orders to protect themselves.

“It’s taking a major focus on our attention.”

Councillor Gerry McMonagle, the Chairperson of the JPC, commended Gardaí for putting emphasis and resources into this area.

“There can never be enough resources into that unit,” he said.

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