DRCC Staff

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is partially funded by Tusla – The Child and Family Agency which was formally under the Health Service Executive, and the help and co-operation received by its officials.

Chief Executive Officer

Since March 2016 the new Chief Executive Officer of the DRCC is Noeline Blackwell.  Ms Blackwell was the former Director General of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centre ) in Ireland.

Noeline Blackwell

Noeline Blackwell


The head of the DRCC’s Clinical Department is Angela McCarthy.  The Clinical Services department comprises of three teams – counselling, telephone counselling, and therapy and volunteer services.  Through funding the Centre currently employs 10 part-time fully qualified counsellors whose training is supported by an internal program aimed to ensure that the skills and expertise required for this work are provided and regularly reviewed within a best practise framework.

The therapy team provides a crisis counselling service for recent victims of sexual violence (within the past six months), and also individual therapy for victims of past rape and childhood sexual abuse.

The DRCC also employs six staff telephone counsellors who offer support, information and hope to the hundreds of people who contact us monthly.