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women's aid

National helpline for women experiencing domestic abuse, 1 to 1 support service and court ccompaniment service.  For women who are deaf or hard of hearing and are experiencing domestic violence, Women’s Aid provides information in Irish Sign Language, see, and can also provide Sign Language Interpreters through the Deaf Society.

  • Helpline: 1800 341 900 (24 hour)
  • Text Support for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Women: Tel: 087 959 7980 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week)
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Mens Aid

Confidential helpline & support service for men experiencing domestic abuse and for their children.  Men's Aid provides counselling, legal clinic, court accompaniment, training and outreach clinics. Sign language interpreters are available on request.  

Dublin Rape Centre

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offers a free and confidential listening and support service for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed or sexually abused. Services include a National 24-Hour Helpline available wherever you are in the country. The centre also provides one to one counselling, court accompaniment, outreach services, training, awareness-raising and lobbying.  Sign language interpreters are available if required and on request to  Find your local Rape Crisis supports here. 

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Wherever you are in Ireland, you can access 24 hour support in the aftermath of a rape or sexual assault.  RCNI provides a 24 Hour Helpline service for anyone in crisis or with concerns for themselves or another.  The website provides vital information & signposting to support services for survivors of sexual violence and those seeking information for others, with directions to local Rape Crisis Centres and other supporting services local to you.  Easy to navigate, this is a go-to site for anyone seeking urgent help and assistance.

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