"I had no contact with this man. All I ever said was hello to him. It's stalking. And it builds and builds."
These are the words of my mother, Eileen Byrne. She’s going to recount her ordeal with a stalker.
I was just a kid at the time. I knew very little about it, until lately when she started talking about the incident. It was a recent Irish news story that triggered her memory. The murder of Aisling Murphy in broad daylight, sparked a national conversation not just about violence against women but also about the level of harassment and intimidation women are forced to endure on a daily basis. Aisling’s murder added fuel to a prominent campaign to make stalking a criminal offence in Ireland.
For more information about this campaign see Stalking.ie
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Yarn is produced and edited by John Roche
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