As the lockdown continues across Ireland, families are being continually urged not to leave their homes. Some people see it as a welcome break from the daily commute and a chance to spend quality time with their children. For others, it’s their worst nightmare.

According to CEO of Safe Ireland Sharon O’Halloran, one in three women and one in seven men suffer from domestic abuse in Ireland according to Cosc, The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.