November 29, 2009 · 5:45 pm
An Garda Síochána is happy to support the ongoing work of Women’s Aid and is pleased that the topic of violence against women is being highlighted. An Garda Síochána wishes to assure those suffering such violence that help is available. Silence protects the offender and means that the victim goes on suffering. An Garda Síochána appeals to anyone who is a victim or knows or suspects that someone they know is a victim of domestic violence to report it as soon as possible to the nearest Garda station, or if there is an immediate danger to life ring 999 or 112 and ask for the Gardaí. Members of An Garda Síochána are trained to investigate these crimes and are in a position to provide details of the many non-governmental agencies working in this area. An Garda Síochána would like to thank Women’s Aid for the support it provides and wishes it well in its campaign.