Kildare South Fianna Fáil Senator Fiona O’Loughlin is calling on the Government to establish a domestic abuse shelter for men.
Senator O’Loughlin commented, “This week is Men’s Health Week. It is a week when we raise awareness of preventable men’s issues. The theme for this week is making the connections – check in, check up and check it out. That is an important message to send out to all men.
“The statistics indicate that one in seven men suffers domestic abuse but only 5% ever report it. Only one national group deals with domestic abuse for men which is Men’s Aid Ireland.
“It operates in Dublin and has four outreach clinics. Its phone number is 01 5543811.
“We have no domestic shelter in the country for men who may need to take their children from difficult situations, and it is time that we had.
“I call on the Government to explore establishing a domestic abuse shelter for men in this country.”