NEWS AND EVENTS

Influential and powerful women who came before us

History is full of tails, achievements and adventure, but all too often it focuses on the stories of men. Hence the word “his-story”. In celebrating International Women’s Day, we wish to pay tribute to some of the influential and powerful women who came before us, honouring the courage, strength and heart of these women. These women fought […]

READ MORE
IWD 2021: Darina Allen

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. In our last article we looked at some inspirational women in herstory, who fought and overcame many challenges to achieve their goals. In doing so, not only did they make the world a better place, but they encouraged and supported the women who followed. They […]

READ MORE
IWD 2021: Emer O’ Neill

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. In our last article we looked at some inspirational women in herstory, who fought and overcame many challenges to achieve their goals. In doing so, not only did they make the world a better place, but they encouraged and supported the women who followed. They […]

READ MORE
IWD 2021: Holly Cairns

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. In our last article we looked at some inspirational women in herstory, who fought and overcame many challenges to achieve their goals. In doing so, not only did they make the world a better place, but they encouraged and supported the women who followed. They […]

READ MORE
IWD 2021: Mary McCarthy

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. In our last article we looked at some inspirational women in herstory, who fought and overcame many challenges to achieve their goals. In doing so, not only did they make the world a better place, but they encouraged and supported the women who followed. They […]

READ MORE
Day 16: Self-care and what it really means

Caithríona O’ Neill, Social Worker at Cuanlee Refuge is joined by Catherine Dunne, Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Movement Medicine Teacher, to talk self-care and what it really means.

READ MORE
Day 15: Women’s experiences in Cuanlee

Taking the first step and reaching out for support can be very difficult and daunting. So for today we felt it was important to highlight some of the experiences women had of Cuanlee when they reached out for support.

We are here to help. We see you and we believe you.

READ MORE
Day 14: Children’s experiences in Cuanlee

At Cuanlee, we believe it is vital to hear and recognise children’s perspectives of their experiences. We believe it is essential to include children’s voices in building a service that is here to support them. Here is the feedback that some children shared about their stay at Cuanlee Refuge.

READ MORE
Day 13: Impact of domestic abuse on children

Siobháin Leahy, Team Leader at Cuanlee Refuge discusses the impact of domestic abuse on children and the support available here at Cuanlee. Support is offered for you and your children in an open, non-judgemental, safe space. 

READ MORE
Day 11: Domestic Violence Court Orders

Mary Cullinane, Assistant Manager of Cuanlee Refuge explains the different types of domestic abuse court orders, what is covered and the application process.
Here at Cuanlee, we offer a court accompaniment and preparation service as going to court can be a very daunting and difficult process.

READ MORE
Day 10: Healthy & unhealthy relationships for young...

Bernadette Hickey, Social Care Worker at Cuanlee Refuge discusses healthy and unhealthy relationships. Highlighting the signs of both types of relationships and how to recognise the danger signs.

READ MORE
Day 9: Domestic Abuse

Caithríona O’ Neill, Social Worker at Cuanlee Refuge highlights the various forms of domestic abuse, giving examples of each. Domestic abuse and violence can occur in a number of ways, but all are damaging and there is no excuse for any form of abusive behaviour.

READ MORE
Day 8: Safety Planning

Bernadette Hickey, Social Care Worker at Cuanlee Refuge discusses how staff at Cuanlee will build a safety plan in partnership with you, tailoring the plan to your individual needs.

READ MORE
Day 7: How to Support Someone who is...

Jennifer Murphy of Cuanlee Refuge gives guidance about how to start the conversation and support someone you know who is experiencing domestic abuse.

READ MORE
Day 6: Why is it so hard to...

Bernadette Hickey, Social Care Worker at Cuanlee Refuge illustrates why it is so difficult to leave an abusive relationship. We often hear people saying, “why don’t they just leave?”, however, breaking the cycle of abuse is never that simple.

READ MORE
Day 5: Coercive Control

Mary Cullinane, Assistant Manager of Cuanlee Refuge describes Coercive Control, highlighting how to spot the signs for if you or someone you know is experiencing it.

READ MORE
Women afraid to report abuse

Caithríona O’Neill speaks with the Cork Independent about the large numbers of domestic abuse suffers who do not report the crime.

READ MORE
Day 4: Family Violence

Mary Cullinane, Assistant Manager of Cuanlee Refuge explains Family Violence.

READ MORE
Day 3: Adapting under the Covid-19 restrictions

Jennifer Murphy of Cuanlee Refuge highlights how the team has adapted the service under the Covid-19 restrictions.

READ MORE
Day 2: Outreach and Aftercare

Caithríona O’ Neill, Domestic Violence Social Worker, discusses the support she provides to women and children through the Outreach and Aftercare Service. 

READ MORE
Day 1: Our Services

16 Days of Action: Day 1: Our Services Jennifer Murphy of Cuanlee Refuge gives an outline of the services available here at Cuanlee and what to expect on admission or when you first make contact with our service. 

READ MORE
Cuanlee calls for domestic violence leave to help...

Our Social Worker, Caithríona O’ Neill speaks to Sarah Horgan of the Evening Echo to discuss how businesses can support staff who are experiencing domestic abuse.   In 2018, New Zealand passed legislation granting 10 days paid leave to anyone experiencing domestic abuse. Following from the standard set by New Zealand, Caithríona reflects how business in Ireland […]

READ MORE
Domestic Abuse during Covid-19

Our Social Worker, Caithríona O’ Neill talks to Neil Prendeville about the rise of domestic abuse during Covid-19.

READ MORE
Digital Abuse

How abusers are using technology to further abuse, control and intimidate their partners. 

READ MORE
Still Here

Support is still available to anyone who needs it.

READ MORE
Still Here

Staying at home is not safe for everyone. If you are experiencing domestic abuse please reach out. Services across the country remain open, we are all still here to help. You can contact Cuanlee’s 24h helpline on 021-4277698

READ MORE

Instagram

Twitter

"Anne was my friend, my love, a beautiful, intelligent woman." - Anne's mother Danielle, who was not able to travel in person from France, also wrote that her life has lost meaning since her daughter’s death.

Rest in peace Anne. #Femicide
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/renato-gehlen-jailed-for-life-for-murder-of-anne-colomines-1.4707908.

Victims advocates slam budget as 'insult' https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40720671.html via @irishexaminer @LizDunphy1 @SAFEIreland #Budget2022 #DomesticViolence

Today is World mental health day.

Do something kind for yourself - have an extra cup of tea, watch your favourite movie.

And if you feel you need to talk to someone there are some great services to help you like @pieta.house @corksamaritans @alone.ireland to name a few.

Load More...