Press Release: Staying Safe

A message to the Class Of 2015 from the National 24 Hour Helpline for Sexual Violence 1800 77 8888 Let  your hair down but not your guard Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive DRCC said:  “The weeks of waiting and anticipation have come to an end for the Leaving Certificate Students of 2015 today. We know there....

Press Release : Update on the Criminal Justice Bill

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes the publication of the Heads of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill Ellen O’Malley –Dunlop, CEO DRCC said “We are very pleased to see the publication of the Heads of the new Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill today by Minister Frances Fitzgerald. For far too long the rights....

Opinion Editorial by DRCC’s CEO Ellen O’Malley Dunlop

Admitting to raping and sexually assaulting another does not make it any less serious or heinous Sentencing is very important in cases of sexual violence because of the message that is inherent in the sentence as to how seriously rape and sexual assault is taken in society Intimate partner sexual violence is possibly the most....

Joint Press Release from DRCC with Immigrant Council of Ireland & Ruhama

Government Acceptance of Child Grooming Bill measures welcome 14-year jail sentences reflect seriousness of crimes Sex buyer laws are next stop to putting pimps and traffickers out of business Joint Statement by Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Immigrant Council of Ireland and Ruhama The Government acceptance of proposals to create an offence of child grooming with....

Press Release: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

  Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Statistics 2014                                                                                   by  Ms. Frances Fitzgerald,....

Press Release: DRCC welcomes DPP’s apology to Mairia Cahill

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes the apology of Mr. Barra McGrory to Mairia Cahill and the two other victims Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said : “The DRCC notes  the findings of Sir Keir Starmer’s review of Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Services’ handling of the complaints of Mairia Cahill and two others. ....

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: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Informings and Warnings from the DRCC for a Happy Christmas There were 1,821 calls to 1 800 77 88 88, the National 24 hour Helpline for Rape and Sexual Abuse over the Christmas period last year Last year there were 1,821 calls to the National 24 hour helpline for rape and sexual abuse, during December....

The DRCC welcomes the publication of the New Sexual Offences Bill 2014

 The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) welcomes the publication of the Heads of the New Sexual Offences Bill 2014 Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO said: “We commend the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald for delivering on her promise of getting the Heads of the new Sexual Offences  Bill published before the end of 2014 and  the officials in....

DRCC’s Response to PFAI’s Stuart Gilhooly’s interview on Drivetime

As the representative of a victim representative organisation it was difficult to listen to a solicitor question the rule of law of another common law jurisdiction to the extent that Stuart Gilhooly did in his interview with Drivetime and to read extracts from the blog he put up on the PFAI website. Our main concerns....