Press Release: Warning by Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Sex without Consent is Rape

In the lead up to the New Year festivities, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre issued an urgent reminder to all those socialising at this time that sex without consent is rape. Referring to a recent Eurobarometer poll, published last month, where 21% of the 1,002 Irish people surveyed believed, incorrectly, that there were some circumstances....

Happy Christmas from the DRCC

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year From all at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre The DRCC would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and hopefully a Peaceful New Year.  We know that the holidays can be a hard time for many survivors so please remember that our....

16 Days Blog Post by DRCC’s Ceo Noeline Blackwell

Countering Violence with Consent – The 16 days of action against Violence Against Women Sometimes, people find it hard to identify whether they are engaged in consensual sexual activity with another person. The Supreme Court was recently able to say with complete certainty, in a sentence or two, that sexual intercourse without consent is rape.....

Press release: Supreme Court judgment highlights that sexual intercourse without consent is rape

Press release. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. 11 November 2016 Supreme Court judgment highlights that sexual intercourse without consent is rape In its judgment today, the Supreme Court has considered the meaning of consent in Irish law. Delivering the judgment of the 7 judges who heard the case, Mr. Justice Peter Charleton highlighted that the border between....

Flag Days 2016 Update: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The DRCC would like to thank everyone for supporting our Annual Flag Day Collections for 2016 The DRCC’s Annual Flag Day Collections took place in various locations around Dublin during the month of October however the main dates were the 13th to 15th of October 2016.  Drum roll please as this year we have raised nearly....

Issues of 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 assault and sexual harassment. It is run in six two day modules on Wednesdays and Thursdays.....

Press Release: DRCC Welcomes Louise O’Neill’s documentary ‘Asking For It?’

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes Louise O’Neill’s ‘Asking for It?’ documentary on Consent The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) welcomes the release of the Reality Bites documentary ‘Asking For It?’ shown (Tuesday 1 November 2016) on RTE2 television. According to the organisation, the Louise O’Neill authored documentary highlights both the impact of sexual violence and the need....

Press Release: DRCC asks TDs to prioritise the Sexual Offences Bill

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre asks TDs to prioritise sexual offences Bill in forthcoming Dáil session. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has today mailed all Ministers and TDs, urging them to use their power in the forthcoming Dáil session to prioritise and ensure the passage of reforming legislation on sexual offences. According to Noeline Blackwell, CEO of....

Press Release: Launch of DRCC’s 2015 Annual Report by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone

  Supporting victims of Sexual Violence: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre 2015 Report shows strong demand for services Figures released today by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre show that in 2015 almost 12,000 people contacted the organisation’s national helpline.   Over half of the contacts were from those calling the helpline for the first time about rape....

Opinion Editorial: DRCC’s Ceo Noeline Blackwell

Rapist’s sentence reminds us there’s no permission ever for sexual violence ‘Deciding to make the statement on the rape was so difficult because it meant admitting to myself what had happened.” These words are part of the victim impact statement made by the wife in the marital rape case where sentence was handed down in....