340% Increase In Domestic Violence Call Outs Since 2010
Gardaí have responded to 41,115 calls relating to domestic violence up until the end of November this year.
The figures point to officers dealing with an average 125 callouts in connection with domestic abuse per day so far this year.
There's been a significant increase in callouts to instances of domestic violence in the past decade.
Last year there were 45,283 compared to just over 13,000 in 2010.
The Government has previously said combatting domestic violence is a key priority.
However, Aontú Leader, Peadar Tóibín, received the figures via a parliamentary question, and he says while the Government has invested money into tackling domestic violence, changes need to happen faster.
"One of the big problems that the Government has been responsible for over the last while is the lack of investment in terms of supports for women who have suffered domestic violence.
"We have at least nine counties currently without a domestic violence refuge, and while there's some investment going into the system, it is glacial in terms of the speeds that is necessary".