Press Releases

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 …

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

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 …

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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 …

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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 …

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Press Release: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

  Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Statistics 2014                                                           …

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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 …

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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 …

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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 …

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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 …

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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 …

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014