Cork victim of stalking welcomes new laws that will help victims in her position

A victim of stalking has welcomed new laws that will help victims in her position.

The Cabinet has signed-off on new legislation that will see stalking victims now have the opportunity to apply for civil restraining orders without a criminal prosecution.

The bill was proposed in order to tackle stalking in the earlier stages and will be implemented in the coming autumn.

Una Ring from Youghal set up the website stalking.ie after her stalker was sentenced to 5 years in jail after being arrested outside her home with rope, duct tape, a crowbar, and a sex toy strapped to his body.

Speaking to RedFM News, Una Ring, says the stories stalking victims have shared with her are harrowing:

“It’s really prevalent out there and I suppose up to now we haven’t been aware of it so there is a better awareness but I think for people in general that are going through it and if they can get the restraining order sooner rather than later then it will stop. It’ll stop it sooner if the person adheres to it and it could just save them an awful lot of bother.”

 


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