“Walk a mile in my shoes” – the words of Youghal woman Una Ring
Una Ring who has been instrumental in the work around drafting a new bill which would see stalking as a stand-alone offence under Irish law
Una teamed up with Eve McDowell from Galway after they were both subjected to horrific stalking campaigns by men they barely knew
Their decision to speak out about their experiences, in which they both came close to losing their lives, has resulted in the drafting of legislation to be introduced in the Seanad in the autumn.
Stalking is not an offence under Irish Law, and in April Una Ring and Eve McDowell launched this campaign for the introduction of the stand-alone offence with longer sentences for the crime than those currently available to prosecutors.
Speaking to RedFM News Una Ring says she’s determined to see the new law introduced