There are calls for psychological support from the state for victims of crime after court cases.
At yesterday's meeting of Kerry County Council, Cllrs Jim Finucane and Fionnán Fitzgerald both called on the council to write to the Minister for Justice requesting these supports.
Cllr Fitzgerald said after court cases, victims have to find and apply for state supported counselling services, which often have lengthy waiting lists, or finance their own private support.
The councillors had been contacted by Amy Barrett from Cork, who is a survivor of rape and sexual abuse.
Amy Barrett, whose father was sentenced to 10 years for the rape and abuse of her and her sister, found she had to go to lengthy efforts to find counselling after her own court case ended.