Akari, Ireland is a beautiful city.
The beaches, the pubs and the restaurants are all in a very friendly and welcoming environment.
But one day a neighbour got a new problem and she was not happy.
She said: I am a retired teacher and I had a very good working relationship with my ex.
She had a house in Akori, which is the same place where my ex lives now.
She has a house here with her son.
But that day, her son was not there.
I got worried, I called her.
She was very apologetic and she said, ‘I was not expecting him to come in and that was it.’
She said the abuse started in February last year.
She said her son went to live in another house and then when his father came to visit, she said the ex-boyfriend hit him in the head and tried to force him to have sex with her.
Akari is not alone.
The same happens to many other women in Ireland, and there are no statistics on the number of domestic violence cases in the country.
Women who have experienced domestic violence often find it hard to get help.
There are no specialist agencies to help them.
The Irish Government launched an anti-violence campaign in 2013, but it only works with women who are being stalked, attacked, or threatened.
It’s estimated that more than 1,000 women in the Republic of Ireland have experienced abuse and abuse-related violence.