Domestic Violence | Covid-19 Pandemic | Ireland

Listening. Believing. Supporting.


1800 341 900



National Freephone Helpline | 24 hours a day, |7 days a week

Women's Aid

24hr National Helpline

1800 341 900

Men's Aid

National Helpline: 

01-554 3811

Safe Ireland

National Helpline

1800 341 900

Directory of Supports

During Covid-19 Pandemic



Women’s Aid

National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 is fully available 24 hours, 7 days a week thanks to staff and volunteers.
Providing free and confidential support to women experiencing domestic violence, family, and friends and professionals supporting victims of abuse.

Safe Ireland

There are 38 domestic abuse 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.


COSC work to improve the delivery of an effective response to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence in Ireland. If you have witnessed or experienced domestic violence or abusive behaviour by a partner, or you are concerned you have abused someone, you can prevent it from happening again.

Still Here

We also know that stress can increase the chance of violence in homes when there is a history of domestic abuse.

It is important that you know you are not alone.

Domestic and sexual violence support services from State agencies and the voluntary sector have been adapted and increased to ensure they remain available to support you, even during the restrictions which are now in place due to Covid-19.


Sonas is the largest provider of frontline services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse in the greater Dublin region.

SONAS support women and children experiencing domestic abuse by providing effective, quality services.

They advocate on women and children’s behalf with other services and on issues that impact on the safety, welfare and wellbeing of women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

An Garda Síochána

 An Garda Síochána, the Irish Police Service, take domestic and sexual abuse very seriously and are here to help. 

Domestic abuse can take a variety of forms it can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and financial abuse. 

It can occur within a family between one family member against another.  It can involve a current or ex-partner, regardless of gender or sexuality.


Restrictions on movement does not apply to a person escaping from a risk of harm or seeking to access essential services. 

In other words, the 5km rule will not apply to you.