Inishowen’s ‘Lifeline’ service records huge jump in domestic abuse calls

There has been a significant increase in the number of woman in Inishowen seeking help having been the victim of domestic abuse.

The 'Lifeline' service is based in Inishowen and offers assistance to woman and children

In 2011 the centre received a total of 472 calls but in the first six months of this year alone 354 people have called 'Lifeline' looking for help.

Mary Doherty is the co-ordinator of service which is currently seeking volunteers - she says the increase in calls is putting pressure on their already limited resources: