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Tearmann Domestic Abuse Services was set up in response to the escalation of domestic violence in Monaghan. Tearmann, is an Irish word meaning Sanctuary. This website starts off with information about our service, defining domestic abuse and the effects of this abuse on women and their children. It then becomes a guide to what options are there for you. This guide is designed to empower and enable you to take the steps necessary for your safety. You do not need to do this alone.

Don’t suffer in silence – There is help available. Whether you just want to talk, or take further action, support and information are available at Tearmann.

Remember domestic abuse is a crime and it thrives on secrecy. You, the victim, pay the price for the silence, not the abuser. Break the silence, talk to someone about what’s going on. Telephone or call for a visit. Our services are confidential.