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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

An Oifig Náisiúnta um Fhoréigean Baile, Gnéasach agus Inscnebhunaithe a Chosc

  1. What's New

Welcome to this section of our website where you will find information on our latest news such as events, latest research, funding programmes and other information of interest to those working in the fields of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.

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25/03/2009 Managing Volunteers: A Good Practice Guide
The Citizens Information Board has recently released a new edition of Managing Volunteers: A Good Practice Guide. Details available here.

20/03/2009 Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2009 Announced
Cosc is now inviting organisations in Ireland dealing with domestic, sexual or gender-based violence in relation to men and women, including older people living in the community to apply for grants. Details available here.

09/03/2009 Daphne III Programme Announced
The European Commission has announced a call for proposals for funding for action grants under the Daphne III programme. Details available here.

30/01/2009 Minister Dermot Ahern Begins Development of State’s First White Paper On Crime
-> The Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., recently announced the development of the State’s first White Paper on Crime.

29/01/2009 Annual Policing Plan for 2009 published
->An Garda Síochána has published its Annual Policing Plan for 2009

27/01/2009 Minister Ahern examines future management of convicted sex offenders
-> The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D., publishes a new report on the management of convicted sex offenders

13/01/2009 Cosc launches Report on Attitudes to Domestic Abuse in Ireland
-> Minister Ahern launches new report on Attitudes to Domestic Abuse in Ireland

12/01/2009 Cosc launches National Public Awareness Campaign
-> Cosc launches National Awareness Raising Campaign

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