Press Releases

Latest News: The Centre will remain closed today but National Helpline is operating

Due to storm #Ophelia the office & therapy services of DRCC will be closed today Monday 16 October.  Please note the National 24 Hr Helpline 1800 77 8888 will remain in operation with reduced staffing. Thank you

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Blog Post: Why I Volunteer with the DRCC

I feel very privileged more than anything to be here to speak to you on behalf of the other 98 committed volunteers who every day of every week—24/7—give of themselves to keep this vital service running and are the first …

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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

DUBLIN RAPE CRISIS CENTRE DEALS WITH OVER 13,300 CONTACTS IN 2016. MINISTER CHARLIE FLANAGAN LAUNCHES REPORT Ahead of launching the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Annual Report for 2016 today, Minister Charlie Flanagan said that he was “delighted to launch this …

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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 …

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Complaint to Newstalk about George Hook broadcast 8 Sept 2017

  To Ms. Patricia Monahan, Managing Director, Newstalk.   15 September 2017 Via email. Dear Ms. Monahan, I write on behalf of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to complain about George Hook’s comments in relation to the responsibility of victims …

Friday, September 15th, 2017

NEWS: DRCC Launching Volunteer Appeal

DO YOU HAVE TIME TO VOLUNTEER? Are you interested in joining the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre as part of our Volunteer Service? We currently NEED VOLUNTEERS to train as: Telephone Counsellors to staff our 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours Support Personnel who …

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Press Release: UN Committee raises worries about Irish protection for victims of sexual and domestic violence

  Today, the Geneva based Committee Against Torture has issued its conclusions on how Ireland is complying with the UN Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Punishment. Amongst a range of issues covered, the report looked at …

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Press Release: DRCC asks UN Committee to press government for speedier victim protection

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre asks UN Committee to press government for speedier victim protection  Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is asking the United Nations to look at Ireland’s slow progress in protecting victims of sexual violence when the Government attends a …

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Press Release: DRCC urges Politicians to improve Victims of Crime Legislation

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre urges Politicians to improve Victims of Crime Legislation.  Dublin 16 May 2017 In advance of a meeting of the Oireachtas Select Committee on Justice and Equality which will take place tomorrow Wednesday 17 May 2017, Dublin …

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Press Release: HRH Duchess of Cornwall Visits the DRCC – 12th May 2017

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall today visited Dublin Rape Crisis Centre to see how those working in the Centre and their colleagues help the victims of sexual violence On her visit, The Duchess of Cornwall met with staff and volunteers …

Monday, May 15th, 2017