Wendy Moxley: Head to Head“When my father walked into the house, you were walking on eggshells. It was terrifying.”

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Malin to Mizen. Head to Head. 610 kilometres. That’s the distance that Wendy Moxley walked in 18 days. “I did a bit of a mad thing, alright,” is the way Wendy put it to Ryan Tubridy on Tuesday. The walk was to raise funds for Women’s Aid. The aim was to raise €3,000, and so far the rolling total is almost €8,000. Not bad for “a bit of …

Author Jane Casey“Writing about people who have no moral code is great fun.”

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Novelist Jane Casey shared a few secrets of the crime writer’s craft on Tuesday’s Ryan Tubridy Show. Jane’s latest thriller, The Cutting Place, covers murder, decadence and domestic violence among a ruthless London elite. Jane says writers have to create scenarios that they haven’t experienced themselves, but the fiction is always cultivated from a seed of truth: “All authors do …

Caring Dentist of the Year“I was lucky to be the conduit by which she was able to help her family and to deal with a very very difficult situation in relation to domestic violence.”

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As a young dentist practising in the East End of London, Pádraig Ó Reachtagáin often treated dental injuries in women experiencing domestic abuse. He told Ryan Tubridy today that there was a women’s refuge located close to his practice at the time. Around 20 years ago, he had a patient in her seventies from what he calls “an aristocratic background”. She had …

Femicide Report“It is absolutely without doubt that where women are at risk of violent death, it is predominantly in their own home.”

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Seán O’Rourke spoke to Sarah Benson, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, on the release of their annual Femicide Report. The survey has been putting together statistics on domestic abuse and on the violent deaths of women since 1996. One of the findings of the report is a connection between domestic violence and murder of women by their partners. The Women’s …

Violence in the home ‘There was just rage all over his face and I just knew I was in deep trouble’

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This article contains a distressing account of domestic violence.  Caroline joined Sean O’Rourke to talk about the brutal assault at the hands of her husband David that left her lying in a pool of blood with her nose broken.  After a three year struggle with the legal system, David recently received an 18 month suspended sentence.  With difficulty, Caroline recalled the …

Emma Murphy Fights Back‘I’m living proof that it doesn’t have to end…there is life after abuse.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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In 2015, 26-year-old Emma Murphy posted a video online. In the video, Emma has a black eye. She told those watching that she was the victim of domestic violence. Her words had a huge impact and listeners will be glad to know that in those intervening three years, Emma’s life has changed completely. She joined Ray D’Arcy to talk about life after abuse and …

Witnessing domestic violence first-hand.‘It struck at all my preconceived notions of what domestic violence looks like.’

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On Monday morning, Ryan Tubridy read out the most moving and yet disturbing email from a listener, a woman describing how she had just experienced her first episode of domestic violence. Her shock, her trauma, and even her bewilderment over what to do next came through powerfully in her words, and his reading of the letter prompted a slew of …