Stop putting killers first:  Interview given to the Sun Newspaper by Joan Deane to view the full article please



Information Evening by Irish Hospice Foundation on living with loss.  For more information please click the link below:

living with loss


For anyone who is struggling this programme would be very beneficial.  It will help with your wellness and recovery.

If you are interested please either message our page on Facebook or contact us directly.

The fee for this course is €75 per person


Irish Hospice Foundation are running their free public bereavement evening in November.  For all details please click here






AdVIC are inviting all those who are struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one due to homicide or fatal assault to join a bereavement counselling group.

Bereavement group counselling aims to provide emotional support and a safe space for individuals/families to meet other people who have experienced similar experiences and loss of a loved one by homicide or fatal assault.  The 10 week support groups will be facilitated by a qualified counsellor who will guide and support you in this process.

Dublin – Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8  – Starting Monday June 11th 7-9pm

Limerick – Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street, Limerick   Starting Thursday June 14th 7-9pm  

Please contact Marie Percival Tel: 087 3148363 for further details  


Information from the European Commission /DG Justice


Italy has recently taken steps to comply with the judgment of the European Court of Justice  from 11 October 2016 in case Commission v. Italy ( C-601/14)  and passed a new law on compensation to victims of crime (Gazzetta Ufficiale, Serie Generale, n. 167, 20-11-2017).


This law is in force since 12 December 2017 and provides for strict time limits in applying for compensation.  In particular, it  provides a time limit of 120 days to apply for compensation  in relation of  crimes that took place in Italy between 1 January 2006 (date of entry into application of the 2004 Directive on compensation for cross-border cases) and  23 July 2016 (the date of entry into force of Italian legislation  on compensation  that preceded law 167 from 2017).


Therefore, we would like to raise your attention that the deadline for applying for compensation for the crimes that took place in Italy between January 2006 and July 2016 is 10 April 2018.


In case if you are interested in compensation please contact your national Contact point for compensation. Please the list here attached.


Please note that the Commission reserves the right to analyse this Italian legislation to ensure it is in conformity with EU law.



One of our founding members Noeleen Slattery sadly retired from AdVIC.  Noeleen co-ordinated our counselling service from the beginning and has worked tirelessly to help families avail of counselling as well as organising the group bereavement courses over the years.

AdVIC will miss Noeleen greatly and we are very grateful to her for her years helping families bereaved by homicide.

Photos of the gift AdVIC presented to Noeleen on the night the pictures really don’t do this two sided necklace,  justice but it is a beautful piece of bespoke jewellery made my Marie-Therese Walker her website is and her Face Book page is MTWJewellery well worth a visit to these sites.

It is important to note that our counselling service continues : contact 087-3148363 (same as before), 01-6177937 or email 

Photos of Noeleen’s retirement on Saturday January 20th in The Teachers Club, Parnell Square.


We are looking for families who are open to telling their own story of their loss through homicide and how it has affected them.
After losing my brother last year I have come to understand how hard it is to move on and also the difficulty other people
have in relating to the situation.  We would like the opportunity for families or individuals to tell their story to camera for a possible television documentary which will be done in a non intrusive and sensitive manner.  If you would like any more information regarding this, please contact Advic


September 23rd

Free Masons Hall

To view the TV 3 interview given by Barbara Clinton please click here

The RTE interview with Marie Louise and Sharon Mitchell please click here 

The Sun newspaper with Helen Mc Donnell please click here

 To view a footage Clip from the Memorial Service please click here


DATE:  MAY 20th 2017

Brid Carroll and Noeleen Slattery  officially launched the Children’s Counselling service which has been in operation since the beginning of 2017,

Marie Louise O’Donnell’s Minimum Custodial Sentence bill will be read in the Seanad on November 22nd 2017.

We would love to see the maximum of 40 people in the gallery in the Dail when this is being submitted.  We will be meeting at Buswells Hotel in Molesworth Street at 12 noon.

Please let us know if you can attend all support is vital in order to get this bill approved but if more than 40 people turn up some will not be allowed in.