There's been a large increase in demand in the last two years.
The local authority should allocate three buildings for victims of domestic violence
Independent rep Ken Smollen also believes Offaly County Council has a responsibility to provide a safe space for men and women.
He says there's been a 50% increase in calls for help from abuse victims in the past 20 months.
Cllr Smollen says there is an urgent need for the refuge sites: