Press Releases

1 day workshop – 14 March, 2012 Issues in the Aftermath of Rape

DATE   Wednesday 14th March 2012   TIME 9.30am – 4.30pm VENUE Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, 70 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2. This one day introductory workshop is for those who come into contact in their work with people who have experienced rape and who …

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Staying Safe This Christmas

There were 1,784 calls to 1 800 77 88 88, the National 24 hour Helpline for Rape and Sexual Abuse over the Christmas period last year Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop Chief Executive of DRCC said: “Last year there were 1,784 calls to …

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Report on Clerical Sex Abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne

Do the victims of clerical sex abuse in the diocese of Cloyne need this report Christmas week? Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive DRCC said: The DRCC will always welcome the publication of reports into allegations of child sex abuse so that …

Monday, December 19th, 2011

DRCC Commends and Welcomes the Publication of the Audit on the Six Dioceses

 The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC)  welcomes the publication of the audits prepared by Ian Elliot on the six diocese Raphoe, Derry, Dromore, Tuam, Kilmore & Ardagh and Clonmacnoise. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop Chief Executive DRCC, said: “The conclusions of Ian Elliot …

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan for Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes the Launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan for Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop Chief Executive DRCC said: “Over the past number of years Ireland has demonstrated its commitment …

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The National 24 Hour Helpline for victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse has been inundated with callers to the line this past week.

  The National 24 Hour Helpline for victims of Rape and Sexual Abuse has been inundated with callers to the line this past week. The number 1 800 77 88 88 was displayed on screen after an episode of Coronation …

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Staying Safe Tips for Young People while Celebrating Leaving Cert Results

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has devised the following Staying Safe Tips for young people. Angela McCarthy, Head of Clinical Services, DRCC said: “Getting the Leaving Cert Results is one of those very important rites of passage for young …

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Launch of Annual Statistics 2010

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s (DRCC) Annual Report and Annual Statistics 2010 by Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Wednesday, July 27th 2011, at 9.30am. 52.35% of  DRCC’s clients sought counselling for childhood sexual abuse in 2010, an increase of 4.62% compared to 2009 …

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Actions speak louder than Words

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) welcomes the responses from the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald and the Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter to the publication of the Cloyne Report. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of …

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Inertia, inadequate and inappropriate responses failed victims of clerical child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Cloyne

The Cloyne Report tells us that in order to afford our children protection from clerical sexual abuse “institutional structures need to be sufficiently embedded to ensure that they survive uncommitted and ineffective personnel….Cloyne had an uncommitted delegate/director of child protection …

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011