As we offer our condolences to the family and friends of Ashling Murphy, we remember her, Sandra Collins and all victims and survivors of violence against women.
In the Dáil yesterday, it became clear that there is solidarity on this issue – we must work together to create an Ireland where women and children are free from abuse and violence.
I asked the Minister to ensure that frontline support services have the urgent resources they need to respond to increased calls, as well as medium and long-term funding.
I called for a 2-monthly appraisal in the Dáil of our progress on this issue – a time to examine what we have achieved, and what needs to be done next. Unless we keep our focus on this matter, nothing will change.
FRONTLINE SERVICES CONTACT INFORMATION:
MAYO WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES: http://www.mwss.ie/ Tel 094 902 5409/7519. Mob: 087 656 9672
WOMEN’S AID https://www.womensaid.ie/ FREEPHONE (up to 10pm) 1800 341 900
RAPE CRISIS NETWORK IRELAND https://www.rapecrisishelp.ie/ 24-hour FREEPHONE 1800 778888
MAYO RAPE CRISIS CENTRE https://www.mrcc.ie/ FREEPHONE 1800 234 900
SAFE IRELAND https://www.safeireland.ie/ +353 9 0 6479078
CHILDLINE https://www.childline.ie/ FREEPHONE 1800 666 666. FREE TEXT 50101
MAYO INTERCULTURAL ACTION https://www.facebook.com/MayoInterculturalAction/
TEENLINE: https://www.ispcc.ie/teenline/ 24-hour FREEPHONE 1800 833634
GARDA SIOCHANA: 999 or 112. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, you can send a text message on 112. However, you must FIRST register your phone on the 112 SMS service and it must be contacted only in an emergency.
GARDA CONFIDENTIAL LINE: FREEPHONE 1800 666 111. The Garda Confidential Line allows members of the public to call with confidential information relating to crime.
MAYO SOCIAL WORK DEPTS: Castlebar 094 902 2333; Ballina 096 21511; Swinford 094 902 5900