Men’s Aid in the Media

Men’s Aid regularly appears in the media with newspaper articles and radio interviews related to our work with male survivors of domestic violence.

We appreciate the exposure we are given in the media in order to break the silence, raise awareness and help more men and their families.

Below you can find links to relevant articles and podcasts.

Articles

Irish Independent – 5th April 2022

When men contact us, the first thing they’ll talk about is the constant, day-after-day putdowns’

Andrea McDermott is the social care manager for Men’s Aid Ireland and says there has been a surge in the number of male domestic abuse victims seeking support over the last 18 months

Sunday World – 1st March 2022

Men’s Aid chief says male victims of domestic abuse are ‘forgotten due to ack of support https://www.sundayworld.com/news/irish-news/mens-aid-chief-says-male-victims-of-domestic-abuse-are-forgotten-due-to-lack-of-support

Irish Examiner – 2nd January 2022

Men’s Aid received 8,000 contacts last year — and 94% of their abusers were women

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40776516.html?fbclid=IwAR0rJcXFRIiw4y0ntSyM9x611Gft8RkgL8a1JfuHgLYUpWhgujD80vH2gw8

Irish Examiner – 19th October 2021

Covid restrictions cause 17% rise in domestic abuse  https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40724256.html

Agriland – 21st August 2021

Concerning’ increase in farmers seeking help for domestic violence

https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/concerning-increase-in-farmers-seeking-help-for-domestic-violence/

Irish Examiner 9th August 2021

An increasing number of male victims of domestic abuse from LGBT, migrant, and minority backgrounds have reported to support services since the beginning of the year.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40355915.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Irish Examiner – 5th August 2021

Men’s Aid CEO Kathrina Bentley speaks to the Irish Examiner about the surge in disclosures from older men of domestic abuse.

https://twitter.com/irishexaminer/status/1423368222632386566

Podcasts

2fm with Jennifer Zamparelli – 14th October 2021

Our CEO Kathrina Bentley spoke to Jennifer Zampareilli to talk about boys, men & their families experiencing domestic abuse and coercive control.

https://www.rte.ie/radio/2fm/clips/22017500/

Newstalk podcast – 18th August 2021

Listen to “John” a survivor of male domestic violence speak to Pat Kenny on Newstalk about this experiences.

https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/highlights-from-the-pat-kenny-show/we-hear-a-survivors-story-of-male-domestic-abuse

LMFM Podcast – 9th August 2021

Listen back to our interview on the Michael Read show on LMFM to discuss the rise in disclosures of abuse from older men.

https://play.acast.com/s/lmfm-michael-reade-show-podcasts/kathtrinabentleyofmensaidirelandurgesmenbeingsubjectedtodomesticabusetoseekhelp

Cork 96FM – 12th August 2021

Men’s Aid speaks to PJ from Cork’s 96FM on the topic of male domestic abuse and the increase in disclosures we are receiving from minority groups and the LGBTI+ community.

Interview begins at 58:27mins on the below podcast.

https://play.acast.com/s/corks-96-fm-opinion-line/2021-08-12lesspaytoworkfromhome..moremenreportingdomesticabuse..looktotheskiestonight-more