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1. Yes, you can sue your ex for emotional abuse and physical abuse of you and your children. Essentially, each of these acts constitutes an assault which is a cause of action for which money damages results. So, you should essentially see a solicitor and get the solicitor to issue legal proceedings for emotional abuse and physical abuse of you and your children. It makes no difference that you didn't report these allegations to the Gardaí. You will not be penalised for not doing so. Essentially, the case will be determined upon the evidence of abuse to you and your children. The text messages can be introduced as evidence of coercive control and any other evidence you may have of emotional and physical abuse can be entered. Such a case would normally take place in the Circuit Court before a judge.
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