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A new support service is being launched to help 5,000 victims of sexual, gender-based and domestic crime each year. The Men's Development Network, a Waterford-based charity, has announced a phone advice line for male victims of domestic abuse. Live from Monday, the 1800-816-588 service will be operated by expert counsellors from across the country and offer 36 hours support each week, Monday to Friday. The charity said it will provide an outlet for men, who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse in their relationship, to speak confidentially with professionals who are trained to advise on gender-based domestic crime. The most-recent research from the National Crime Council fo... Full story

20 May