Extra Garda resources to deal with domestic violence

first_imgMonica McElvaney, Detective Sergeant Gerry Staunton, Inspector Marianne Cusack, Denise Dunne, Garda Natasha Walsh, Chief Superintendent Ger Roche, Sergeant Louise English, and Superintendent Brian Sugrue at the launch of the new strategy. Photo: Brian ArthurLIMERICK Garda management has increased local resources to help victims of domestic violence and prevent potential cases of femicide.236 women died violently in Ireland between 1996 and 2020, including three so far this year, according to statistics published by Women’s Aid.It shows that 55 per cent of them were killed by a partner or ex-partner, and 62 per cent died in their own homes.18 children died alongside their mothers over the last 24 years.Almost nine in ten murdered women knew their killer, and, the most common method of killing was by stabbing with knives or other sharp objects.Of the 22 Irish murder suicides recorded since 1996, where women were killed by a male relative, 18 women were killed by their sons.Women’s Aid said: “We record these killings to illustrate the danger posed to women and to better understand how to increase protection of women and children.”“Our aim is to continue to try and break the pattern of male violence against women in the hope of preventing any further loss of life.”It said that femicide is broadly understood as men killing women and girls – precisely because they are women and girls.“Femicide is both a cause and a result of gender inequality and discrimination, both of which are root causes of all violence against women,” Women’s Aid went on.Operation Faoiseamh, was launched by Gardaí last April as part of  the force’s community engagement response to Covid-19, “aiming to prevent loss of life and to ensure that victims of domestic abuse were supported and protected during this extraordinary time”.Gardaí said they have recorded a 25 per cent year-on-year increase in calls for assistance in respect of Domestic related issues between 2019 and 2020.In support of Operation Faoiseamh, Gardaí in the Limerick Division have launched a local initiative aimed at providing additional support, guidance and advice to those seriously at risk from domestic violence.This includes both physical violence and coercive control which in effect is the emotional and psychological control of victims by the perpetrators of domestic violence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche said he had committed two trained members of An Garda Síochána to identify, engage with and positively interact with people at serious risk.He said this would involve a completely confidential and victim centric interaction with the victim’s best interests always in mind.Limerick Gardaí have also teamed up with ADAPT domestic abuse services in Limerick in supporting the nationwide 16 days of action for victims of domestic violence.As part of the global campaign Henry Street Garda station, like other buildings, is being illuminated in the colour purple for the duration of the 16 days of action.Gardai said frontline officers, the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) and Divisional Protective Service Units (DPSU) were all resourced and available to respond to such crimes.“Currently there are 245 members and staff allocated to the GNPSB and 16 DPSUs nationally to investigate sexual and domestic crimes,” said a spokesperson.Women’s Aid said: “Domestic violence kills women. The types of abuse and behaviour that precedes intimate partner femicide mirrors what we hear from women each day on our 24-hour National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 and our one-to-one support services.”“We know just how dangerous domestic abuse can be and that, unfortunately, the horrendous catalogue of incidents that women disclose to us everyday are just the tip of the iceberg.““More public awareness of the signs, signals and patterns that lead to femicide is needed”. Advertisement Facebook Email Twitter NewsCrime & CourtExtra Garda resources to deal with domestic violenceBy David Raleigh – December 3, 2020 195 center_img WhatsApp Previous article#PantoReturns: €400,000 gives Jack’s axe an extra edgeNext article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos David Raleigh Print Linkedinlast_img read more

Cricket News Babar Azam, Imad Wasim star as Pakistan crush Australia in first T20I

first_imgNew Delhi: Babar Azam’s magnificent unbeaten 68*, complimented by Imad Wasim’s haul of 3/20 helped Pakistan get their Twenty20 series against Australia off to a great start with a crushing 66-run win in the first match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. (SCORECARD)Azam’s knock proved to be the difference on a sluggish pitch and his 73-run stand for the second wicket with Mohammad Hafeez (39) put Pakistan on course for a huge total. However, a disastrous middle-overs collapse from Pakistan, in which they lost six wickets for 23 runs, gave Australia momentum. Billy Stanlake (3/21) and Andrew Tye (3/24) were in great form and it seemed like Pakistan had thrown away the advantage. Read More| Four ‘suspicious’ men arrested from outside CBI chief Alok Verma’s house Some lusty blows from Hasan Ali (17) in the final over, bowled by Nathan Coulter-Nile, helped Pakistan cross 150. It was a significant score to cross for the hosts, who had lost only three out of 42 games while defending totals in excess of 150+. Disaster for AustraliaIn response, Australia’s chase got off to a disastrous start. Imad Wasim, who was making a comeback into the Pakistan side after more than a year, ripped through the Australia top order with the wickets of Aaron Finch (0) and D’ Arcy Short (4) in the first over. Wasim was well backed by Faheem Ashraf who bowled the dangerous Glenn Maxwell for 2. Wasim continued to torment Australia and his next victim was wicketkeeper Alex Carrey for 1.Ben McDermott’s run-out increased Australia’s woes and when Ashraf accounted for the big-hitting Chris Lynn for 14, Australia were out of the contest at 26/6. Some gritty batting from Nathan Coulter-Nile (34) and Ashton Agar (19) ensured Australia avoided further humiliation but they could hang on and Pakistan bowled Australia out for 89 to register a crushing win. Read More | Delhi air quality slips to ‘very poor’ category; to remain so for next two daysIn the post-match presentation, Australia skipper Aaron Finch rued the batting collapse of Australia. “That power play was horrific…it was like a car crash in slow motion. Opening the batting, it’s my responsibility to get us off to a good start and set up the chase there. I take full responsibility for that. I think any time that you’re chasing a total like that it’s important you have a solid start and for me to get out in the first over and not give us that was not good enough,” Finch said. The second match of the three-game series will be played in Dubai on October 26. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Dodgers notes: Josh Beckett on track to start Wednesday in spite of latest injury

first_imgDodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Hyun-Jin Ryu might start the game on normal rest Wednesday in case Beckett can’t pitch.“I think we have to leave him as a possibility,” Mattingly said. “He’d be healthy for it.”Other than a lousy first inning in which he allowed three runs — and his miscue in the field — Beckett was encouraged by his rehab start. He said his fastball read 92-94 mph on the radar gun in the 75-pitch outing.“I felt like I had good power stuff,” he said. “The changeup was good. The cutter was suspect. It was all and all pretty good. The first inning I was all over the place. After that I settled down.”Mondesi returns Josh Beckett is on track to make his 2014 debut Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers after throwing a normal bullpen session Sunday at Dodger Stadium.The veteran right-hander has been on the 15-day disabled list with a right thumb contusion since the season began. The thumb wasn’t an issue when Beckett pitched a minor-league rehab game Friday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, but he aggravated something in his right calf/ankle area fielding a bunt attempt after his final pitch.“I had some swelling in my ankle. My calf was barking a little bit too,” Beckett said Sunday. “We kind of ruled that out. The calf got better with some treatment yesterday, some ice last night. … The ankle feels perfect.”Beckett threw for about 15 minutes with head athletic trainer Stan Conte watching. He described the session as “pretty normal.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Former Dodgers outfielder Raul Mondesi said he hadn’t been to Los Angeles for four years prior to Sunday, but might need to come back sooner.Mondesi is nearly four years into a six-year term as mayor of San Cristobal, his home town of 275,000 people on the south coast of the Dominican Republic. In addition to throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Mondesi organized a clothing drive outside Dodger Stadium to benefit the people of San Cristobal.“I hope (the fans) bring a lot of clothes,” he said. “There are a lot of poor people back home. I’ll try to do this. I’ll probably go back to Toronto next month, try to do the same. It’s tough back home. We don’t have ambulances. A lot of people die because of that.” Mondesi said he would return for an encore if Sunday’s clothes drive went well.The 43-year-old Mondesi entered into politics after he retired with the Atlanta Braves in 2005. He played for the Dodgers from 1993-99, winning the National League Rookie of the Year award in 1994. Could he have imagined being mayor of his hometown when his baseball career began?“No,” Mondesi said. “It feels like a dream to me.”Minor tradeIn a move designed to add depth to their left-handed relief corps, the Dodgers acquired left-hander Colt Hynes from the Cleveland Indians for minor-league pitcher Duke von Schamann on Sunday.Hynes, 28, was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque. To make room for Hynes on the 40-man roster, outfielder Mike Baxter was designated for assignment.Baxter appeared in parts of four games with the Dodgers, going 0 for 7 with a walk, before being optioned to Albuquerque to make room for Matt Kemp on the active roster.Hynes appeared in 38 games last season for Triple-A Tucson last year, a San Diego Padres affiliate, all in relief. He posted a 1.82 earned-run average and struck out 42 in 35 innings. In 22 major-league appearances with the Padres, he allowed 17 runs in 17 innings; lefties batted .156 off him (5 for 32) while righties batted .476 (20 for 42).The Padres traded Hynes to Cleveland for cash last October. In six Cactus League appearances with the Indians, Hynes allowed seven runs in five innings, walking three and striking out five.Hynes adds depth to a depleted Dodgers relief corps. Mattingly said that left-handed relievers Scott Elbert and Onelki Garcia haven’t had any setbacks as they attempt to return from elbow surgeries. However, both pitchers began the season on the 60-day disabled list and can’t be activated before May 19. Hynes gives the Dodgers an immediate option in case of an injury to J.P. Howell or Paco Rodriguez, the only left-handed relievers on the active roster.AlsoPitcher Chad Billingsley faced six batters in a rehab start for Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday before, according to multiple reports, he was removed complaining of pain in his right elbow. Billingsley was scheduled to throw two innings in his first rehabilitation start since undergoing Tommy John surgery on the elbow last April.Billingsley allowed two runs (one earned), with one walk and one strikeout.last_img read more

Bayern Munich crush Chelsea in Champions League last 16, first leg

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Bayern Munich crushed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, with Serge Gnabry scoring twice for the German giants.All the goals came in the second half, as Gnabry’s brace was followed by a Robert Lewandowski finish for his 11th Champions League goal this season. Chelsea had Marcos Alonso sent off late on following a VAR review after clashing with Lewandowski. The second leg is in Munich on March 18. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more