Galway Survey examines Rape Victims’ Experience of Legal System

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has launched a media campaign to highlight an important national survey and to appeal to eligible members of the public to participate. The Faculty of Law at NUI Galway is conducting a national survey of men and women who have experienced sex agains...

Less than 3 in every 1,000 sexual offences against children result in a prosecution

Joint Press Statement from; CARI, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Sexual Violence Centre Cork & One in Four Less than 3 in every 1,000 sexual offences against children result in a prosecution. Our system is simply not working. The first in a series of ...

DRCC response to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Mr. A case and the Mr. C case

We at the DRCC are pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision on the Mr. A case and the Mr. C case. We appreciate the complexity of this whole area from a legal perspective. From the perspective of the victims of sexual abuse and violence, it is a welcome response. However ...

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Anniversary Report 2005 and Annual Statistics

Shocking Increase in DRCC Figures 28% increase in SATU Accompaniment 11% increase in Genuine Counselling Calls 9% increase in calls relating to Childhood Sexual Abuse Today, Brenda...

“Heartbroken” victims phone Dublin Rape Crisis Centre after memories are triggered by Late Late Show

On Friday night we saw Pat Kenny, one of our most formidable interviewers, fall under the spell of a convicted paedophile and fail to challenge any of the damaging myths and misinformation which this man articulated. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of the Dublin ...

DRCC responds to BBC’s Panorama Programme

The Panorama Programme “Sex Crimes and the Vatican” highlighted, yet again, the enormity and the endemic nature of sex abuse in the Catholic Church. After the publication of the Ferns Report in October 2005, we were left in no doubt but that this crime was widespread in ...

Traumatic Treatment Of Rape Victims

In the past two weeks two victims of rape had to travel from Sligo to Dublin to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in the Rotunda Hospital as there is currently no service available in the West of Ireland. There are only four SATU units in Ireland, Dublin, Cork, Waterf...

Report of the Joint Commission on Child Protection

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre today welcomed the Report of the Joint Commission on Child Protection, to which it had made a submission. In particular the DRCC supports the recommendation to provide absolute protection to children under 16 from the “defence of honest mistak...

Terrible things happen behind closed doors

Given the rise in the levels of sexual violence reported in 2006, The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is launching a national advertising campaign. An awareness raising advertisement “Behind Closed Doors” will be exhibited in cinemas throughout the country from Friday D...