Press Releases

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

DRCC’s response to the PFAI article regarding convicted rapist Ched Evans

The DRCC welcomes that the PFAI has taken down what we believe to be a seriously ill judged blog by their solicitor Stuart Gilhooly in relation to the Ched Evans’ situation. Alleged is a term preserved for the presumption of …

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Press Release: DRCC and the Garda Inspectorate Report

The DRCC welcomes the Garda Inspectorate Report on Crime Investigation and its recommendations but unless they are implemented they have no value Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of the DRCC said: “ One of the more disconcerting aspects of the Garda …

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Press Release: DRCC welcomes the publication of the joint Commitee on Justice, Defence and Equality’s report

Hearings in relation to Domestic and Sexual Violence Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO of the DRCC said: There is a lot to welcome in this report. Among the welcome recommendations are: Changes in  the Law and Criminal Sanctions with regard to Domestic …

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Issues of Sexual Violence – The Counselling Process

This is an intensive 12 day in-service course for those working or beginning to work as counsellors and psychotherapists and for others in a counselling role who wish to enhance their understanding and skills in working with issues of sexual …

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Press Release: Rape is an inherently violent act – Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Rape is an inherently violent act. There is no such thing as a ‘less violent rape’ There have been a number of calls to the National 24 hour Helpline for victims of sexual violence  1800 77 88 88, emails and …

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Press Release: A message to the Junior Cert Class of 2014

A message to the Junior Cert Class of 2014 from the National 24 Hour Helpline for Sexual Violence 1 800 77 88 88 The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) urges parents and the Junior Cert Class of 2014 to read …

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Press Release: Annual Report 2013 Launch – Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report  and Statistics 2013        BY Dr. James Reilly, TD Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 12,192 contacts were answered by the DRCC’s National 24-Hour Helpline, the highest figure since 2009. 9,614 …

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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

Do you believe a drunk person is to blame if they are the victims of rape? We may try and distance ourselves from the possibility we or someone we love could be a victim Rape and sexual assault are subjects …

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

It is a false economy to cut back on funding to RCCs

It is always the case that a small amount of money spent on effective programmes will lead to a much larger saving in total cost in the future The recent  research from the ESRI confirms, not only the psychological impact …

Thursday, August 28th, 2014