I propose to take Questions Nos. 599, 600 and 614 together.
Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, provides funding and coordination supports to some 60 organisations that deliver a range of services for victims of domestic, sexual and gender based violence throughout the country.
In 2020, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is providing Tusla with core funding of €25.3m for almost 60 organisations that deliver services for victims of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV). Tusla has advised that it is also issuing €2m to DSGBV services for once-off costs in 2020, primarily in response to the challenges arising from COVID-19 this year.
With regard to statistics on the use and capacity of Tusla-funded emergency domestic violence accommodation and engagement with potential service users, I have requested that Tusla respond to you directly on this matter.