Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (541, 542)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

541. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the location in counties Cavan and Monaghan in which victims of domestic violence can seek refuge accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic in the absence of domestic refuge spaces. [6730/21]

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Niamh Smyth

Question:

542. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the additional supports being put in place in County Cavan to support victims of domestic violence on a long-term basis; if his Department will review the need for a dedicated refuge in this county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6731/21]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 541 and 542 together.

Tusla currently provides support, coordination and funding to almost 60 organisations around the country that deliver front line services to victims of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV). Tusla continues to provide funding to DSGBV service providers during the current pandemic, in line with agreed service arrangements.

I have requested Tusla to respond directly to the Deputy with regard to the location in which victims of domestic violence from counties Cavan and Monaghan can seek refuge accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Question No. 543 answered with Question No. 531.