Increased funding for Teach Tearmain to support victims of crime- Senator Fiona O’Loughlin

Chair of the Oireachtas Womens Caucus and Kildare based Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement of €40,000 in funding to support Teach Tearmainn. Teach Tearmainn provide free and confidential support services to women and children in Kildare and West Wicklow who are or have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Senator O’Loughlin said “Teach Tearmainn do tremendous work. They provide refuge and a safe space for women and children who are or have experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse.”

“We absolutely need to create a victim centred criminal justice system where people feel empowered to come forward and know they will be treated with dignity and will be looked after.”

Fiona concluded by saying “Too many victims, especially women are trapped in domestic violence situations, and Teach Tearmainn provide a vital refuge and support service. There is no doubt that the €40,000 allocation announced today will have an impact.”