Today’s Go Purple Day To Raise Awareness Of Domestic Abuse

Student Garda Killian Quaid, currently stationed at Tipperary Town Garda Station preparing for Go Purple Day - May 3rd 2024

Friday May 3rd is designated Go Purple Day by An Garda Siochana.

The Go Purple Day campaign is intended to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the local domestic abuse support services that are available.

Garda stations across the county are participating in the initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence and the support available to those affected.

Cuan Saor in Clonmel offers a range of support for people in South Tipperary including temporary accommodation, a 24-hour helpline is available at 1800 57 67 57 in addition to counseling, aftercare, and a court accompaniment service.

Responding to increased incidents of Domestic Abuse, the Department of Justice established a new state agency, Cuan, and as of January 1st this year, Cuan is dedicated to tackling and reducing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV). In November 2023 the Government established a legal right to 5 days of paid domestic violence leave if a person needs to take time off work because of the abuse.

Gardaí will wear purple ribbons on their uniforms today.  The key message from An Garda Siochana is that Garda are available to support and protect people experiencing domestic abuse and that all Garda stations offer a confidential service for victims.