Cuanlee Reveals Some Victims Of Domestic Abuse Are Being Digitally Tracked By Their Ex-Partners

Cuanlee Women's Refuge says technology is playing a larger role in attempts to control women fleeing abusive relationships

Some victims of domestic abuse are having their movements and phone conversations tracked by their partners and ex-partners.

City based Cuanlee Refuge for Abused Women and Children say technology is playing a larger role in attempts to harass and control women fleeing abusive relationships, with spyware on phones becoming more and more common.

Management at the city centre shelter, which is funded by Tusla and provides rooms for up to six families, say more woman are reporting the discovery of tracking devices on their cars or threats to release compromising photos online. 

Speaking to RedFM News, Caithríona O'Neill from Cuanlee says the knowledge that an abusive ex-partner might be tracking their movements can be terrifying for women:

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this story Cunalee Refuge can be contacted on 021 427 75 94 or through their website at

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