A third of women killed in Ireland are attacked by a male relative or acquaintance.
A new report by Women’s Aid has found that an average of 10 women have died violently every year since 1996 – but that the figure has declined for the past two years.
209 women have died violently since the beginning of 1996 – while 16 children were killed alongside their mothers.
In Kerry 6 women were killed in the period – two by a partner or ex partner.
3 by a male relative or male acquaintance and one is unsolved.
The charity is hoping that the data collected will help to prevent further deaths.