There remains no refuge centre in Laois for those who need to leave their homes.
Over 400 women in Laois made contact with domestic abuse services last year.
Around 1 in 4 of those were seeking permanent refuge from their situation.
There's still no centre in the county for those affected to go to, with the nearest facility in Longford.
The local authority says it's working with Laois Domestic Abuse to find a suitable location to construct a refuge.