Press Release: DRCC welcomes the publication of the joint Commitee on Justice, Defence and Equality’s report

Hearings in relation to Domestic and Sexual Violence

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO of the DRCC said: There is a lot to welcome in this report. Among the welcome recommendations are:
  • Changes in  the Law and Crimi...

Invitation to Join our Volunteer Team

Volunteering with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Here in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre we recognise that we could not offer such a wide range of services without the ongoing support of our dedicated volunteers.  The DRCC have a team of more than 70 trained voluntee...

Press Release: Tipperary Rape Crisis Centre services will continue as Normal

Anita Clancy Clarke, Manager of Tipperary Rape Crisis & Counselling Centre today said: “I would like to clarify that Tipperary Rape Crisis & Counselling Centre services continue to operate as normal.  The services are available out of the main off...

Press Release – Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Annual Report 2011 & National Awareness Raising Campaign

 Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Statistics 2011 and the 2012 National Awareness RaisinCampaign by Minister Róisín Shortall

There was an increase of 18% in first time callers to the National 24 hour Helpline operated by DRCC ...

Nov. 2016-Feb.2017 Sexual violence – The Counselling Process

This in-depth 12 day programme is provided for counsellors and psychotherapists or those offering in-depth support who wish to enhance their understanding and skills in working with adolescent and adult clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assaul...

Press Release – A message to the Class of 2012 from the National 24 Hour helpline 1800 77 88 88.

Let your hair down and not your guard

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) urges parents and the Class of 2012 to read the Staying Safe Tips before the celebrations begin. Since 2008 when the Staying Safe tips were first published there has...

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. ...

Comment from Ellen on stepping down as CEO

I am stepping down as CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre after a very fruitful and fulfilling 10 years in the position. I have been working on succession planning with the Board of the DRCC since September and I look forward to handing over the position to someone who will...

DRCC’s Response to PFAI’s Stuart Gilhooly’s interview on Drivetime

As the representative of a victim representative organisation it was difficult to listen to a solicitor question the rule of law of another common law jurisdiction to the extent that Stuart Gilhooly did in his interview with Drivetime and to read extracts from the blog he pu...

DRCC’s response to the PFAI article regarding convicted rapist Ched Evans

The DRCC welcomes that the PFAI has taken down what we believe to be a seriously ill judged blog by their solicitor Stuart Gilhooly in relation to the Ched Evans’ situation. Alleged is a term preserved for the presumption of innocence before a trial which every accused...