DRCC input into review of Relationship & Sexuality Education

The National Council for Curriculum & Assessment (NCCA) were asked by former Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, to undertake a comprehensive review of Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE). There are three components; Drawing on Research, Consulting with Key Leaders, and Consulting with Schools to review RSE at both primary and post-primary levels.....

DRCC Submission to Justice Review

Following on from the media coverage of a high-profile rape trial held in Belfast earlier this year, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, published Terms of Reference for reviewing a number of aspects of the justice system. The review in looking at these key areas want to ensure that victims of sexual....

December Newsletter Out Now

Click here to read our latest newsletter As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a momentous year. The DRCC is pleased to report that progress has been made in a number of important areas, while acknowledging there remains a great deal of work to be done. As we begin planning for the....

DRCC Opening Hours over Holiday Period

DRCC Opening Hours over Holiday Period The DRCC’s opening hours over the holiday period are outlined below. Please note that the National 24-Hour Helpline will remain operational throughout the holidays. You can access the Helpline on 1800 77 8888.                               Mon....

DRCC draft submission on sexual offence trials

DRCC is inviting feedback on a draft submission to the review of rape and sexual offence trials under the chairmanship of Mr. Tom O’Malley, BL. Following on from the media coverage of a high-profile rape trial held in Belfast earlier this year, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, published Terms of Reference....

Press Release: DRCC Launch 2017 Annual Report

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will today launch Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s 2017 Annual Report at their offices in Dublin. The Centre saw an increase in the numbers making contact by phone and in person in 2017, according to the Report.    DRCC Annual Report 2017 DRCC Statistics Supplement The National 24-Hour Helpline run by the....

DRCC Comment: SAVI Announcement

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre comment on SAVI announcement Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed the announcement by Minister Charles J. Flanagan that the government has approved a national study of the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland and that the Central Statistics Office will be commissioned to conduct the survey.  Noeline Blackwell, spokesperson for the....

Press Release: DRCC Pre-budget submission

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Pre-budget submission addresses need in six government departments. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed Oireachtas members back from their summer break with a copy of its pre-budget submission. In advance of Budget Day on October 9, 2018, the Centre has highlighted the need for six specific government departments to allocate resources....

Press Release: DRCC Calls for response from survivors

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre calls for response from survivors of sexual harassment As part of its research into what would improve people’s capacity to report sexual harassment, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre have launched an online survey. The survey asks people about their experience of sexual harassment, if any. For those who did experience such harassment,....

Irish Times Opinion Editorial : Noeline Blackwell

Catholic Church may be part of the problem in fight to eliminate rape Bishop, Senator and author need to get their facts straight about unwanted sex In the month when Catholics from around the world come to Ireland to debate families and family life, Bishop Kevin Doran’s reminder of the church’s teaching on contraception, as....