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Wicklow Minister Launches New Study On Familicides And Domestic Homicide

A new study into familicide and domestic homicides has recommended that a national database be established for reporting on violent family deaths.

Familicide is a murder or murder-suicide in which one kills multiple close family members in quick succession.

180 people were killed in incidents of family violence between 2000-2019, according to public records and the Office of the State Pathologist.

Justice Minister Wicklow TD Simon Harris says he wants to support victims.

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