#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Ciaran Hughes

For me, consent is about personal safety and the understanding surrounding it. It’s also about choice. Consent only becomes an issue when a choice is taken away. The fundamentals of what is consensual and what isn’t never change. If someone says no, then that is what they mean. They don’t mean ‘a little bit’ and....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Faye O’Rourke

My teenage years were a series of awkward moments and misunderstandings. Some were a part of growing up and others weren’t, or at least shouldn’t be. Consent is of the utmost importance in relation to sexual contact. The pressure on young people to become sexually active can have damaging effects. Some can be pressured into....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill

Have you ever felt a pair of eyes own you? Of course you have- we all know that feeling. Sometimes I have known the name of those eyes holding me in a vice-like grip; the eyes of an acquaintance or colleague, and sometimes they have been a nameless set of eyes. The feeling is largely....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Louise O’Neill

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and the #MeToo movement on social media, it feels as if there a seismic change is about to take place. And while it has been cheering to see women refuse to be silenced or shamed as they raise their voices and share their stories, it has also highlighted....

#16DaysofActivism – Guest Blog – Donal O’Keeffe

It’s overwhelming, isn’t it? It feels at the moment like every day – sometimes more than once a day – the same story breaks, over and over. All that’s ever different is the details, and the details are never all that different. It’s a story old as time: powerful men harassing, bullying and – sometimes....

Launch of the Broken Spiral

The Broken Spiral is an anthology of short stories by Irish authors in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. The project was named for the DRCC’s symbol, which is emblematic of the winding, re-winding and often circuitous journey towards healing those who have experienced trauma face. Proceeds from sales of The Broken Spiral will....

Open letter to media organisations from Noeline Blackwell, CEO, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

George Hook’s remarks on Newstalk on Friday, 8th September have highlighted once again how incorrect information and a lack of awareness in opinions, comments, reporting or storylines by the media can be not only offensive, but also downright harmful.

Annual Flag Day Collections

Our Annual Flag Day Collections took place on 13-14 October. We had 150 volunteers collecting for DRCC in 20 locations around County Dublin. A heartfelt thanks from all of us at the DRCC to all of you who donated your time or your money to this collection–we are so grateful to have your support!

Press Release: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Launches Annual Report for 2016

  Ahead of launching the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Annual Report for 2016 today, Minister Charlie Flanagan said that he was “delighted to launch this report, which shows the valuable work done by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, providing services and expertise that feed into the Government’s Second National Strategy against Domestic, Sexual and Gender....

Open letter to media organisations from Noeline Blackwell, CEO, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Dear media organisations, George Hook’s remarks on Newstalk on Friday, 8th September have highlighted once again how incorrect information and a lack of awareness in opinions, comments, reporting or storylines by the media can be not only offensive, but also downright harmful. Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has identified the need for media guidelines and protocols....