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Domestic Abuse Victims Reminded Help Is Out There

The head of Accord is urging people not to suffer alone.

Domestic abuse services are reminding victims that help is out there.

Head of the Catholic marriage support agency, Accord, and Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Denis Nulty says lockdowns lead to more physical violence and coercive control in the home.

In the lockdown between last March and July, 27,000 incidents were reported, compared to 19,000 the previous year.

Bishop Nulty says there are a number of pressure points at a time like this, but is urging people not to suffer alone:

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