A welcome possibility to removing one of the deterrents to the Reporting of Rape and Sexual Assault

30 People accompanied to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in December 2007 For the month of December 2007, 30 people were accompanied by the Volunteer services of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) to the SATU service in the Rotu...

A welcome possibility to removing one of the deterrents to the Reporting of Rape and Sexual Assault

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) today welcomes the news that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mr. James Hamilton has commenced a process of examining his previous policy not to give reasons for decisions about stopping a case from going forward to trial. Ell...

DRCC’s response to the Film Fairytale of Kathmandu Responsibility always rests with the adults in the area of exploitation

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) said: “The Neasa Ni Chianain’s film Fairytale of Kathmandu sadly reveals that naiveté and the desire to be on a pedestal or to put others on pedestals, is indeed very dangerous territory. T...

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Calls for a Date to be Named for the Constitutional Referendum on Child Protection and Children’s Rights

Now we are seeing the terrible consequences of the rushed 2006 Sexual Offences Act. Yesterday a man walked free from the central criminal court after a jury took less than two hours to deliver a verdict of not guilty. This man had been originally charged with “unlawful car...

11% of the victims accompanied by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in 2007 were immigrants

Today the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is launching the first ever Training Programme and Handbook for Interpreters who work specifically in the area of rape and sexual assault and other trauma. It is also launching an information leaflet in six different languages. E...

Another example of the need for Guidelines for Judges

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre calls for on-going Education and Guidelines for Judges in sentencing Mr. Justice Barry White’s sentencing of a man, who was convicted of raping a woman, to 5 years’ imprisonment and suspending 3of those years, further highlights the need ...

Tips to help young people Stay Safe this Summer

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is very aware of the need for young people to take care, and to be vigilant, when it comes to celebrating and to going abroad. Over the past number of summers the centre has seen an increase in the incidents of young men and women being r...

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Annual Statistics 2007

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 DRCC’s Report Confirms Increase in Sexual Violence

  • 320 Victims of rape and/or sexual assault accompanied to SATU (100%...

Mandatory Treatment for Sex Offenders in Prisons

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) calls on Minister Dermot Ahern to deliver on his recommendation of mandatory treatment for all sex offenders in our prisons. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) said: “We are very concerne...

Poll Confirms Worrying Unchanged Attitudes to Female Rape Victims

Today a new poll commissioned by Amnesty International in Northern Ireland, revealed that attitudes as to who is responsible when it comes to violence against women, still puts the blame squarely with the woman. A staggering 46% believed that a woman is partially or totally ...