Chief Executive Officer – Noeline Blackwell

Noeline Blackwell is a human rights lawyer who is Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, a voluntary organisation which works to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence. She has previously worked as the Director of FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centres, and as a solicitor in private practice. She has been a member of a number of NGO boards, the Commission on the Future of Policing, and a statutory board.

You can follow Noeline on Twitter @Noeline_B or contact her at

Head of Clinical Services – Angela McCarthy

Angela McCarthy oversees our Telephone Counselling Team, our Therapists and our Volunteer Services Department.

Counselling Services

If you have a query relating to telephone or face-to-face counselling, please phone our National 24-Helpline on 1800 77 8888 or email

Volunteer Services

If you have a query relating to joining the DRCC as a volunteer, contact our Volunteer Services Department on

Head of Education and Training – Leonie O’Dowd

Leonie O’Dowd oversees the delivery of a wide range of training programmes. For more information on our Education and Training Department, visit the Get Informed section of our website or email

Fundraising – Annie Gallagher and Colette Schutz

If you would like to support the DRCC by attending an event, volunteering as a fundraiser or completing a challenge to raise funds, please email

Policy & Research – Shirley Scott

If you would like more information on DRCC’s Policy Work, please email

Administration, Finance and Reception

Any other queries relating to the DRCC should be directed to our Administration Office, which can be reached on 01 661 4911 or by email at