Domestic violence services across Ireland have revealed that they were unable to meet up to 14 requests every day from women looking for safe accommodation in 2014.

National domestic violence organisation SAFE Ireland has said the daily average amounts to nearly 5,000 unmet requests from women over the full year.

It is the highest recording of unmet requests for accommodation since statistics were first compiled by the organisation in 2008.

The annual statistics show that 9,448 women and 3,068 children received direct support and/or accommodation from a domestic violence service in Ireland in 2014.