Although a site in Letterkenny, Co Donegal has been acquired, new road plans for the area cut through the site and this will mean further delays.
Last year the service received 2,229 calls to its helpline and accommodated 37 women and 44 children.
It also conducted 491 outreach appointments.
Ms Doherty revealed that last year the service had to turn away 28 adults with 32 children from its refuge because it did not have room.Councillors have reacted angrily to the revelations, and pledged to make the provision of a new refuge - or even temporary accommodation - a priority issue.
And the most common crime seen in Donegal Court is ...... driving offences:
Districts courts in Donegal, Letterkenny, Sligo and Leitrim dealt with a total of 8,866 road traffic-related crimes last year.
Letterkenny district court dealt with the highest volume, at 3,328 followed by Sligo with 2,798.
I guess that's a relief, based on all the news you'd think there was a serious crime wave going on. Hold on a minute, what's this:
Public order and assaults were the next most common offences to crop up in court.
I guess that calls for a pictue of the court house, thanks Val: