Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1194)

Mary Lou McDonald

Question:

1194. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the counties that do not have emergency refuge accommodation for victims of domestic violence and their children, in tabular form. [13288/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has responsibility for the provision of funding, co-ordination and support to 21 organisations which provide emergency refuge and emergency non-refuge accommodation to victims of domestic violence and their children. In addition to this, Tusla maintains a domestic violence refuge in South Dublin, which has been temporarily closed for essential refurbishment works. This facility is expected to re-open as a domestic violence refuge in Quarter 2 this year. In total, 155 family units of emergency accommodation are provided - 145 in emergency domestic violence refuges and 10 in emergency non-refuge accommodation.

Subject to availability of accommodation, women from counties without emergency accommodation may avail of accommodation in other parts of the country.

The table below sets out the counties which currently do not have emergency domestic violence refuge accommodation.

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County

1

Carlow

2

Leitrim

3

Roscommon

4

Sligo

5

Cavan

6

Monaghan

7

Offaly

8

Laois

9

Longford