Domestic Violence Service in Donegal facing 6% funding cut

The Donegal Domestic Violence Service has been told that it's core funding is to be cut by 6% next year. The money is provided through a service agreement with the HSE.

The news came this afternoon, less than a month after capital funding was confirmed for a new purpose built shelter.

The current refuge had to turn away 33 women and 27 children last year as they didnt have enough space.

However, Service Manager of the Centre Fiona Doherty says they are already operting at a deficit, and today's news takes the shine off November's announcement……

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