Domestic violence

The Women’s Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline offers confidential information, support and understanding to women in the Republic of Ireland, who are being abused by current or former boyfriends, partners or husbands. The number is 1800 341 900 and the website is

The service also supports family members, friends, and professionals who have concerns about a person, they know or are working with, who might be experiencing domestic violence and abuse. The Helpline provides support to callers where English is not their first language, through their Language Line facility (operational daily, 8am-8pm) and for women who are deaf or hard of hearing through it’s Text Service facility (operational daily, 8am-8pm).

There are 37 domestic violence services located in towns right across Ireland. Services are free, confidential* and available to all women. You can contact the service that is most convenient for you. You can access the list here: