THE names of the 209 women who died in violent circumstances in Ireland over the last 20 years have been released by national organisation Women's Aid.
'Behind Closed Doors: Femicide Watch 1996 - 2016' details the names, locations, dates and perpetrators of the deaths.
Included on the list are journalist Veronica Guerin, Sophie Toscan du Plantier and Clodagh Hawe who, along with her three sons, was murdered by her husband in their home earlier this year.
In a project since 1996, called The Femicide Watch, Women’s Aid has used newspaper records to chart and highlight the violent deaths of women in the Republic of Ireland.
The Femicide Watch project also showed that a woman in Ireland is more likely to be killed in her own home and by a current or former boyfriend, partner or husband.
The report was launched in Dublin to mark the UN Day Opposing Violence against Women.
Women's Aid support both women and children affected by domestic violence in Ireland.
The group's Director Margaret Martin said femicide should not be accepted 'as a fact of life' for women.
“Lethal violence is at the most severe end of the spectrum of violence against women. We know where women are killed, we know how women are killed and by whom, and we know why," she said. "It is time to act femicide must not be accepted as a fact of life.
"Women should be safe in their homes and in their relationships. And we must recognise the strong connection between the killing of women and domestic violence.”
The report reveals that since the beginning of 1996, 209 women have died violently in the Republic of Ireland.
Alongside these women, 16 children were killed alongside their mothers and 131 women were killed in their own homes.
Where the cases have been resolved, through the courts or in cases of murder-suicide, the report found 89 women were murdered by a current or former male intimate partner.
Another 54 women were killed by a male relative or acquaintance, and a further 21 women were murdered by a stranger.