There are calls for psychological control in abusive relationships to be made a specific offence.
Safe Ireland says its because draft laws on domestic violence won't protect vulnerable women and children.
But there are government concerns coercive control would be too hard to legislate for it if it's a stand alone offence.
One in three Irish women has experienced some psychological violence from a partner.
Coercive control has been an offence in the UK since 2015 with over 200 people charged with the offence since.
Remember, if you suspect someone is being abused - before you get involved, ask yourself if it’s safe and legal to intervene.
If the situation is already violent or looks like its escalating quickly, don’t directly intervene. Call the Gardaí on 999.
The only effective bystander intervention is a non-violent one.
If you see or suspect domestic abuse, visit whatwouldyoudo.ie or call 999.