NEWS: The DRCC’s Election Manifesto 2016 – Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is calling on all Political Parties to include in their election manifestos a commitment to the following: D             Deliver a second SAVI (Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland) Report to get the true prevalence of Sexual Violence in Ireland R             Restore funding to Rape Crisis Centres so that....

Press Release: The DRCC has recorded an increase in reporting of sexual assaults in 2015

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has recorded an increase of 36% in the number of victims of recent rape & sexual assault to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin in 2015 Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO of DRCC said: “The 36% increase in 2015, in the number of victims accompanied to the....

DRCC Christmas Opening Hours 2015

Please note that our National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888 will operate as normal throughout the Holiday period. During the Christmas and New Year the Centre will be Closed on: Thursday, December 24th Friday, December 25th. Saturday, December 26th. Sunday, December 27th. Monday, December 28th. (Bank Holiday) Friday, January 1st. 2016 The Centre will be....

Press Release: Staying Safe this Christmas 2015

A message from the DRCC There were 1,948 calls to 1 800 77 88 88, the National 24 hour Helpline for Rape and Sexual Abuse over the Christmas period last year Our aim is to offer a safe and confidential space where women and men of all ages can be listened to and supported without....

Press Release: Official Launch and Re-naming of DRCC building

Today An Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny, TD, will formally open McGonnell House the now permanent home of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC)   Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, Chief Executive of the DRCC said, “ One year ago the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre was in danger of losing the property it was renting at 70 Lower....

Press Release: The EU Directive on Victims Rights

The EU Directive on Victims’ Rights – a very welcome instrument to begin the process of change in attitudes to the place of victims in Ireland’s Criminal Justice System Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, Chief Executive of the DRCC said : “The 16th of November 2015 is indeed a momentous day for victims of crime in Ireland.....

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 enjoy the challenge of....

Press Release: The Criminal Law (Sexual Offenses Bill 2015

A Definition of Consent in the New Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) 2015 Bill would go a long way to strengthen the Laws on Sexual Offences Ellen O’Malley Dunlop CEO of the DRCC said : “The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre broadly welcomes the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences)  Bill 2015. While we would prefer that counselling and....

Ask Consent Campaign Launch by Minister for Justice

There are no Grey Areas #ASK CONSENT Campaign Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, will launch this national campaign on Friday September 18th at 9.30am at DRCC Offices, 70 Lower Leeson Street Dublin 2.   Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has teamed up with sister RCCs, the Student Union of Ireland (USI) and the White....

Press Release: A message to the Junior Cert Class of 2015

A message to the Junior Cert Class of 2015 from the National 24 Hour Helpline for Sexual Violence 1 800 778888 Let  your hair down but not your guard The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) urges parents and the Junior Cert Class of 2015 to read the Staying Safe Tips before the celebrations begin. Ellen....