The Women's Aid Femicide Watch Report 1996-2016

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 06:00 AM

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Today, Women’s Aid launches a new report ‘Behind Closed Doors: Femicide Watch 1996 – 2016’.  The Femicide Watch Report is the culmination of 20 years of the Women’s Aid Femicide Monitoring Project.  Since 1996, Women’s Aid has, using newspaper records, charted and highlighted violent deaths where the victims are female in the Republic of Ireland.  

We are launching the report at a seminar today to mark the UN Day Opposing Violence against Women (25th November 2016) and will lead a nationwide moment of remembrance for the 209 women who have died violently over the past 20 years.  We remember too the 16 children who were killed alongside their mothers.

We publish our Femicide Watch Report after 20 years to pause, and to remember and reflect, on the lives lost to male violence. Each woman murdered is an outrage. An absolute brutal loss of life. There is no greater violation of a woman’s human rights than the right to life itself. Women’s Aid stands in solidarity with families, friends and communities of women murdered and with the many women currently living with abuse. We remember those women murdered but where no perpetrator has been charged and the other cases yet to come to trial. Our thoughts are with their families who are waiting for justice. And we will continue this work to bring to light, what goes on behind closed doors in Ireland.

Women who have died violently in the Republic of Ireland, 1996 - 2016.





Marilyn Rynn41Jan-96Dublin
Joyce Quinn44Jan-96Kildare
Mary Molumby86Mar-96Tipperary
Sandra Tobin35Mar-96Waterford
Noeleen Cawley37Apr-96Sligo
Alison White  13Apr-96Donegal
AnneMarie Duffin39Apr-96Kerry
Martina Halligan33May-96Dublin
Angela Collins49May-96Limerick
Patti Bainbridge61May-96Laois
Patricia Murphy33May-96Dublin
Veronica Guerin37Jun-96Kerry
Margaret O Sullivan40Aug-96Dublin
Maura McKinney58Aug 96 
Ms Shirley ClinceSep 96Dublin
Janet Mooney29Sep-96Dublin
Sophie Toscan du Plantier37Dec 96Cork
 Belinda Pereira26Dec 96 Dublin
Geraldine Diver42Dec 96Dublin
Miriam O'Donohue42Jan-97Dublin
Mary Callinan61Mar 97Dublin
Sylvia Sheilds58Mar 97Laoise
Bernie Sherry44Apr 97Limerick
Kitty Gubbins70May 97Dublin
Mandy Wong28Jun-97Dublin
Elizabeth Troy60Jul 98Wicklow
Catherine Doyle26Aug-97Limerick
Margaret Murphy73Aug-97Roscommon
Sheila McDonagh26Sep-97Cork
Maura Shah39Sep 97Louth
Gillian Thornton20Oct 97Dublin
Mary Cully54Nov 97Mayo
Mary Kelehan49Nov 97West Meath
Eileen Costello O'Shaughnessy47Dec 97Galway
Mandy Smyth26Jan-98Galway
Joan McCarthy47Apr-98Dublin
Georgina O'Donnell21May-98Dublin
Sinead Kelly21Jun-98Limerick
Chantal Bergeron41Aug-98Dublin
Theresa Doherty49Sep-98Tipperary
Christina Hackett31Oct-98Tipperary
Marie Dillon72Nov-98Cork
Siobhan Hynes17Dec-98Dublin
Sheila Lynch44Dec-98Galway
 Catherine Hegarty33Feb-99Cavan
Layla Brennan25Mar-99Cork
Marie Hennessy31May-99Dublin
Gertrude  Dolan56Jun-99Kilkenny
Bente Carroll45May-99Dublin
Eileen Coyne82Jul-99Dublin
Bridget McFadden76Jul-99Galway
Margaret Concannon72Jul-99Galway
Raonaid Murray17Sep-99Galway
Charlene McAulliffe19Sep-99Cork
Catherine Mullins43Oct-99Dublin
Rachel Sandeman17Feb-00Dublin
Nancy Nolan80Feb-00Cork
Jennifer Donnan42Apr-00Galway
Maeve Byrne and her sons Alan (10) and Shane (6)37Sep-00Limerick
Rachel Kiely22Oct-00Kilkenny
Dearbhla Keating28Nov 00Cork
Jean Reilly34Dec 00Waterford
Jennifer Wilkinson24Dec-00Dublin
Sandra Collins29Dec-00Louth
Susan Prakash28Dec-00Mayo
Mary Whelan27Mar-01Meath
Lui Quing19Mar-01Dublin
Teresa JoyceMay 01Dublin
Debbie Fox and her sons Trevor (9) and Cillian (7)30Jul-01 
Geraldine Kissane23Oct-01West Meath
Margaret Fahy78Sept 01Dublin
Linda Dunne24Sep-01Meath
Bettina Poeschel28Sep-01Clare
Lorraine O'Connor19Oct-01Clare
Sr Philomena Lyons68Dec 01Dublin
Lisa Bell22Dec-01Monaghan
Grainne Dillon24Jan-02Galway
Joan Power43Mar-02Limerick
Rosie Collinson51Mar-02Waterford
Nichola Sweeney20Apr-02Tipperary
Niamh Murphy17May-02Cork
Nora Kiely46Jul-02Dublin
Carmel Coyne38Aug-02Cork
Mook Ah Mooi49Aug-02Kildare
Christine Quinn36Dec-02Dublin
Sasha PimosiejeDec-02Dublin
Jean Scanlon33Jan-03Kilkenny
Marie Bridgeman56Jan-03Cork
Cliona Manger19Feb-03Meath
Natasha Gray25Feb-03Cork
Lindita Kukaj23Feb-03Dublin
Georgina Eager29May-03Sligo
Xiang Yi Wang21Jul-03Dublin
Ann Flynn58Dec-03Wicklow
Attracta Harron65Dec-03Roscommon
Dolores McCrea39Jan-04Donegal
Joan Casey65Apr-04Donegal
Janet Chaney47Apr-04Dublin
Lorraine Crowley36May-04Louth
Ms Jamie Farrelly Maughan13Jul-04Waterford
Paiche  Onyemaechi25Jul-04Cavan
Lynette McKeown19Aug-04Waterford
Mary Walsh54Sep-04Kildare
Elizabeth McCarthy32Sep-04Waterford
Rachel O'Reilly31Oct-04Kerry
Margeurite O'Dwyer17Nov-04Dublin
Colleen Mulder41Dec-04Clare
Celia Bailey54Mar-05Meath
Irene White44Apr-05Sligo
Emer O'Loughlin23Apr-05Dublin
Mary Hannon59Apr-05Louth
Catherine McEnery35Jul-05Clare
Frances Ralph46Aug-05Galway
Ann Walsh23Aug-05Kildare
Rosemary Dowling49Oct-05Clare
Regina O'Connor48Nov-05Dublin
Amy Farrell21Jan-06Dublin
Rebecca Kinsella19Jan-06Cavan
Siobhan Kearney38Feb-06Kildare
Donna Cleary22Mar-06Dublin
Karen Guinee23Jun-06Dublin
Sheola Keaney19Jul-06Galway
Breda Ryan21Aug-06Cork
Melissa Mahon14Sep-06Louth
Meg Walsh35Oct-06Sligo
Baiba Saulite28Nov-06Waterford
Rose Patterson30Apr-07Dublin
Ciara Dunne and her daughers Leanne (5) and Shania (2)24Apr-07Cork
Anne Marie O'Neill50Apr-07Wexford
Sara Neligan31Jun-07Tipperary
Mary Sleator82Jul 07Dublin
Jean Gilbert46Aug-07Dublin
Sharon Coughlan37Sep-07Longford
Amanda Jenkins27Oct-07Dublin
Manuela Riedo17Oct-07Galway
Joanne Mangan20Oct-07Tipperary
Marion O'Leary53Oct-07Cork
Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil 22Nov-07Carlow
Sylvia Roche Kelly33Dec-07Limerick
Marioara Rostas19Jan-08Dublin
Lorraine Flood38Apr-08Wexford
Lillian Scanlon45May-08Westmeath
Nicola Vonkova19Jul-08Galway
Kezia Gomes Rosa26Aug-08Roscommon
Carmel Breen57Nov-08Dublin
Noeleen Brennan38Nov-08Dublin
Yvonne O'Shea40Nov-08Dublin
Celine Cawley46Dec-08Dublin
Rebecca Hoban28Dec-08Dublin
Sharon Whelan and her daughters Zsara (7) and Nadia (2)30Dec-08Kilkenny
Anne Corcoran60Jan-09Cork
Joan Vickers43Apr-09Dublin
Tracey O'Brien31Jun-09Dublin
Carmel Marrinan61Jul-09Mayo
Eugenia Bratis35Aug-09Dublin
Brenda Ahern30Sep-09Waterford
Lisa Doyle24Sep-09Carlow
Rebecca French30Oct-09Wexford
Joselita De Silva33Oct-09Offaly
Loradena Pricajan36Jan-10Dublin
Catherine Smart57Apr-10Cork
Breda Cummins31May-10Kildare
Helen Donegan30May-10Kildare
Sarah Hines and Reece (3) and Amy (5 months)25Nov-10Limerick
Alicia Brough20Nov-10Limerick
Ana Butautiene56Dec-10Dublin
Breda Waters28Jan-11Limerick
Marie Greene37Feb-11Westmeath
Katarzyna Barowiak25Mar-11Kerry
Noreen Kelly Eadon46Mar-11Mayo
Deirdre McCarthy43Mar-11Clare
Diane Burroughs30Apr-11Laois
Ann Henry49Sep-11Roscommon
Veronica Vollrath83Jan-12Dublin
Rudo Mawere26Jan-12Waterford
Melanie McCarthy McNamara16Feb-12Dublin
Sarah Regan30Feb-12Roscommon
Mary Ryan37May-12Dublin
Siobhan Stapleton51May-12Kilkenny
Elizabeth Duff47Aug-12Louth
Jacqueline McDonagh34Aug-12Dublin
Elaine O'Hara36Aug-12Kildare
Anna Finnegan26Sep-12Dublin
Aoife Phelan30Oct-12Laois
Olivia Dunlea O'Brien36Feb-13Cork
Deirdre Keenan51Feb-13Carlow
Jolanta Lubiene and her daugher Enrika (8)27Jun-13Kerry
Aleksandra Sarzynska32Aug-13Meath
Patricia Kierans54Sep-13Cavan
Brigid Bernadette Cash20Oct-13Dublin
Susan Dunne53Nov-13Kerry
Sara Staunton28Dec-13Mayo
Sonia Blount31Feb-14Dublin
Marie Carroll58Mar-14Dublin
Mary Dargan66Mar-14Dublin
Mairead Moran26May-14Kilkenny
Lynn Cassidy50Jun-14Wicklow
Antra Ozolina49Jun-14Cavan
Carol McAuley54Aug-14Dublin
Marie O'Brien55Sep-14Waterford
Angelique Belling27Dec-14Clare
Valerie Greaney49Dec-14Cork
Jane Braidwood65Jan-15Dublin
Anne Shortall47Apr-15Wicklow
Marie Quigley68Jul-15Louth
Natalie McGuiness23Oct-15Sligo
Brigid Maguire43Nov-15Westmeath
Clodagh Hawe and her sons Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6)39Aug-16Cavan
Kitty Fitzgerald 72Nov-16Mayo

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