Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (605)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

605. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of funding allocated to domestic violence emergency refuges and step down accommodation for 2019. [21631/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency provides funding and coordination supports to some 59 organisations that deliver a range of services to victims of domestic, sexual and gender based violence throughout the country.

In 2019, €25.3 million is being allocated to Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence services, an increase of €1.5 million over 2018.

I have requested Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy regarding the amount of funding to be allocated to domestic violence services in 2019.