05 Jul 2022

Women’s Aid Dundalk and Dundalk Counselling Centre to receive over €60,000 in funding

Women’s Aid Dundalk and Dundalk Counselling Centre to receive over €60,000 in funding

Over €60,000 has been allocated to Women’s Aid Dundalk and Dundalk Counselling Centre by Justice Minister Helen McEntee as part of a raft of €4.6 million in funding announced nationally  for organisations supporting victims of crime in Ireland. 

Dundalk Women’s Aid will receive €30,000, while Dundalk Counselling Service will get just over €31,000.

Speaking about the news, Minister McEntee said:

“So many organisations across the country are doing outstanding work for victims. 

“I am working to build a victim-centred criminal justice system where victims know they will be treated with respect and dignity when they come forward to report what happened to them.

“A fear of the system, or how someone in it might treat you, should never stop a victim seeking justice. 

“I believe that many of the reforms I am introducing, such as preliminary trial hearings and training for frontline staff in the legal system, will help victims.

“But increased funding for organisations that offer services such as court accompaniment and helplines for victims, as announced today, is also vital." 

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