Lack of funds impact on North Tipp counselling service

A severe lack of funds means the group have had to implement cost cutting measures including the closure of the Nenagh and Ennis service for at least a month.

Limerick meanwhile will only provide a limited service over the coming months.

A number of staff are taking unpaid leave in a bid to ease the financial pressure on the centres.

Executive director of the mid-west Rape Crisis Centre Miriam Duffy says despite all their efforts they are still facing into major financial problems with a shortfall of around €40,000.