DRCC Note on the Eighth Amendment and upcoming Referendum

Women become pregnant after rape.   Please read the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s summary of best evidence before using victims of sexual violence in the upcoming Referendum on the Eight Amendment. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence please remember our National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888. Please find the full....

DRCC statement following verdict in the Belfast rape trial

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre notes that the trial in Belfast of three people for rape and other sexual offences and another for withholding information has concluded with the acquittal of all four defendants. We recognise also the importance that the Belfast case has had in opening up a wider debate on the meaning of rape....

DRCC calls for review of sentencing for marital rape 

Thursday 1 March 2018. For immediate release   In the aftermath of a judgment given by the Court of Appeal on Monday 26 February 2018, where the Court reduced the sentence of a husband convicted of the rape of his wife, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has called for an urgent review of the law relating to marital and intimate partner rape. ....

Winter Storm Update – Helpline Operating as Normal

The National 24-Hour Helpline is operating as normal. Please call 1800 77 88 88 if you need support.

DRCC needs volunteers!

Volunteers are an essential part of our team here at the DRCC, helping to operate our National 24-Hour Helpline, provide accompaniment services to people attending the Rotunda Hospital’s Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU), Garda stations or court, and give talks to schools and community groups. If you have thought about volunteering with the DRCC and....

DRCC Annual Corporate Quiz Challenge

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) annual Corporate Quiz Challenge is a vital part of our fundraising calendar and will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel on Thursday 8th March. This popular fundraising event, hosted by Pat Kenny, will start with a wine reception at 7pm.  The quiz will commence at 8pm and the cost per....

DRCC announces grant from The Community Foundation

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has received a grant of €40,000 over two years in support of its Policy and Campaigns work. Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the DRCC, stated that “We are so grateful to The Community Foundation for Ireland for supporting this important work. A two-year commitment to our policy work will allow us....