Domestic abuse is violence or other forms of abuse by one person against another person that they are, or were, in an intimate relationship with. The abuse may be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial. Domestic abuse can affect children and other family members.


If you believe that you are in immediate danger of domestic abuse or violence, contact An Garda Siochana at 999/112


Confidential information and support

Confidential information and support

Women's Aid - 1800 341 900 (24 hour National Freephone Helpline)

AnyMan - (01) 554 3811 (for male victims of domestic abuse)                                       

Information on where to get help

Information on where to get help

Cosc - The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

www.safeireland.ie

www.whatwouldyoudo.ie

Why might you apply to court for an order?

If you believe you are the victim of domestic abuse you might want to apply to (ask) the court for an order.

You do not have to have children together to apply for a court order related to domestic abuse.

If you are making an application to court then you are the applicant.

If you are asking for an order against another person then they are the respondent.

You can find more information below.

Domestic Violence and the Law

Domestic Violence and the Law

Information on the Domestic Violence Act

Domestic Violence and the Law

What are the orders a court can make?

What are the orders a court can make?

Information about Barring and Safety Orders

Information about Barring and Safety Orders

Eligibility

Eligibility

Am I eligible to apply for a domestic abuse order?

Domestic Abuse Orders eligibility

How and where can I apply?

How and where can I apply?

Information on how and where to make your application

Information on how and where to make your application