Domestic Violence

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  • Barring Order - A barring order is an order granted in the District Court directing the respondent to leave the place where the applicant resides and prohibits the respondent from entering such place until a further order of the court. The order may also prohibit the respondent from using or threatening to use violence against the applicant, molesting or putting in fear the applicant or any dependent person, attending at or in the vacinity of, or watching or besetting a place where the applicant or any dependent person resides. A barring order can last for up to three years or such shorter period as the court may specify.
  • Protection Order - A protection order does not prohibit the respondent from entering the place where the applicant resides but orders the respondent not to use violence or threaten to use violence against, molest or put in fear the applicant or any dependent person. If the parties do not reside together, the respondent should not watch or beset the place where the applicant or dependent person resides. The protection order lasts until the determination of the baring order or safety order proceedings.
  • Safety Order - This remedy was introduced by the 1996 Act and is in effect a long-term protection order. A safety order cannot be granted in place of a barring order unless both remedies are sought. Safety orders are available to spouses, cohabitants for six of the previous twelve months, the parent of an adult child, persons of full age residing in mainly non-contractual relationship and the Health Board on behalf of an entitled aggrieved person who may be an adult or a dependent person.