Dáil Éireann - Volume 636 - 25 April, 2007
Written Answers. - Domestic Violence Legislation.
Mr. J. O’Keeffe Mr. J. O’Keeffe
Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform his views, in relation to the Domestic Violence Act 1996 and its reference to the time period necessary for cohabiting persons to be living together, which currently is six out of the previous nine months, in order to seek a barring order against a violent partner, on reducing such a time limit taking into consideration the increasing number of couples cohabiting in recent years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15498/07]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 76 of 4 April 2007. The position is as set out therein.
Dáil Éireann 636 Written Answers. Domestic Violence Legislation.