Councillor Wants 'Ask For Angela' Scheme To Be Rolled Out In Dublin

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Councillor Wants 'Ask For Angela' Scheme To Be Rolled Out In Dublin

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06:27 8 Feb 2018


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There's a call for bar staff across Dublin to be trained to spot the signs of someone who feels unsafe on a night out.

'Ask For Angela' is a code-word, that people can use to let staff know they need help getting away from the person they're with.

The initiative started in the UK two years ago and was introduced in Cork this week:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brilliant new campaign enabling those who feel vulnerable to &quot;Ask for Angela &quot;at participating bars and clubs throughout <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cork?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cork</a> city.<br>The scheme has the backing of An Garda Siochana, Cork VFI, Cork City Council, Purple Flag and UCC and CIT student unions. <a href="https://t.co/t0fpAcLpU5">pic.twitter.com/t0fpAcLpU5</a></p>&mdash; Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) <a href="https://twitter.com/corkcitycouncil/status/960921029114654720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 6, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Dublin City Councillor Rebecca Moynihan says the campaign is a clever idea.

"With more people now using online dating apps to meet people they may find themselves in a situation where they don’t feel safe or something simply feels ‘off’, and this code of 'Asking for Angela’ is a great way of letting staff know they might need help."

The Councillor added "Staff would of course be trained and told what to do if such a situation arises and provide options for the person, such as calling a taxi or a friend."

"It’s great to see this scheme being rolled out in Cork City and trialled in other parts of the country, and I will be recommending to Dublin City Council that a similar arrangement is worked out here."


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