Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Government urged to improve justice systems to help end rape and sexual violence.

  In a submission made today to an expert Geneva-based UN Committee, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has highlighted the low rate of reporting and prosecutions in cases of sexual violence.   Centre CEO Noeline Blackwell said ‘Our submission shows …

Friday, January 20th, 2017

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, …

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

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 …

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

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 …

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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 …

Friday, November 11th, 2016

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 …

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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 …

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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, …

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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 …

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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 …

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016