Domestic violence has reached ‘crisis levels’, according to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.
Most violence against women comes from someone they know. Women’s Aid reports that one in four women have suffered at the hands of a present or former partner.
The government commissioned a report on murder and violence against women four years ago after Clodagh Hawe and her children were murdered by her husband.
The Department of Justice received the report this summer but so far has failed to publish it.
The Human Rights Commission has called for a possible 10 days leave a year for those suffering domestic violence.
But the bosses’ organization IBEC has objected, showing a total disregard for their trauma.
IBEC should be told to back off and real support should be given to women suffering domestic violence.