Tips to help young people: Staying Safe this Summer

Over the past number of summers the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has seen an increase in the incidents of young men and women being raped or sexually assaulted while celebrating exam results, attending outdoor summer events, or when they are holidaying together abroad. ...

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is Perplexed by the Statement Released Today by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in Relation to the National Audit of Catholic Church Dioceses

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre broadly welcomes Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrew’s announcement of the Government’s decision that the Commission of Investigation into the Dublin Archdiocese include under its terms of reference an examination of the pr...

Consultation on the Management of Convicted Sex Offenders Broadly Welcomed by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre broadly welcomes the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform’s Discussion Document on the Management of Sex Offenders and the opportunity for NGO’s and other community based agencies working in the area of rape, child sexual abuse and ...

Staying Safe This Easter Holiday

During the last Christmas Holiday period, DRCC accompanied 57 people to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive, DRCC said “During the last Christmas holiday period (Dec.- Jan.) 57 people were accompanied to the...

New Comparative Research of 11 European Countries including Ireland, Highlights the Low Levels of Rape Cases Proceeding to Court

Today at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC), Broadcaster and Journalist, Vincent Browne launched the Briefing Document on Ireland and the Report to the EU, on the EU DAPHNE II Project, “Different systems – similar outcomes. Tracking Attrition in Reported Rape Cases in ...

How long more is this process going to take?

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) today broadly welcomed proposed new measures to enhance the protection of children from sexual exploitation and abuse, following the publication of the second Interim Report of the Oireachtas Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on C...

Today we saw a further abuse of power played out before our very eyes. Have we learned anything?

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) was absolutely shocked today when representatives arrived at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, to pick up a copy of the five volumes documenting the 10 year Report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, only to learn that there was a ...

Hundreds of New Stories of Old Abuses of Children in Ireland 73 First Time Callers to the National 24 Hour Helpline in two hours

Since the Report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse was launched on Wednesday, there has been a huge increase in the number of people contacting the National 24 hour Helpline 1 800 77 88 88, which is operated by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC). Ellen O...

Never Again!

Joint Submission to the Government and Opposition by Barnardos, CARI, Children’s Rights Alliance, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, ISPCC and One in Four We do not claim the right to speak on behalf of the survivors of institutional abuse in Ireland. They have their own authen...

The Systemic Abuse of the Past will Never be Allowed to Happen Again

Joint Statement by Barnardos, CARI, Childrens Rights Alliance, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, ISPCC and One in Four We welcome the agreed resolution adopted by the Dáil this morning, and the expressed intention by the Government to meet the religious congregations, and to pr...