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All Three Midlands Counties Identified As In "Significant" Need Of Refuge Spaces

The Justice Minister says supporting victims of domestic violence is a key priority of the government.

The Justice Minister is making moves to set up a landmark agency, to oversee the delivery of domestic abuse services. 

It’s on the back of a review of refuge accommodation by Tusla, showing a clear geographical gap in Ireland’s refuge services.

Laois, Offaly and Westmeath were found to be among 10 areas with the most significant under provision.

A public consultation on this national strategy opens tomorrow. 

The timeline of the delivery of the agency and the places will be published in April.

Minister Helen McEntee says while the refuge places will take time to establish, they are a key priority of the government:

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