Press Releases

No Room For Complacency In Child Welfare And Protection”: Saving Childhood Group Marks 2nd Anniversary Of Ryan Report

Marking the second anniversary of the Ryan report publication, The Saving Childhood group today called on the Government to maintain its commitment to closing the gaps in the child welfare and protection system.

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The Letterkenny Sexual Assault Treatment Unit incident, does not reflect the overall excellent services now available for Victims of Sexual Violence

Over the past two years huge improvements have been made in the care and treatment of victims of rape and sexual assault in Ireland. There are now 6 Sexual Assault Treatment Units throughout the country with two new units recently …

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre condemns any suggestive comments about rape or sexual assault in whatever the circumstances

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive, DRCC said “Making suggestive comments about rape and sexual assault is not funny whatever the situation or circumstances. Comments of this nature are not just politically incorrect, but they continue to feed attitudes towards this heinous crime that have a long shelf life and are so difficult to shift”.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) wants to be part of ‘the sense of collective hope’ promised by our New Government

The new programme for Government aims to have our country transformed when the proposed legislative and constitutional changes are completed and the DRCC welcomes and will support this in whatever way it can.

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

What about the Third Sector?

The three sectors in any economy are the Public, the Private and the Non-Profit. We have been hearing a lot of promises recently, as is the norm, when a general election is imminent.

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Further Confirmation of the Courage and Fortitude shown by the Victims of Clerical Sexual Abuse and their families in Chapter 19

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive, DRCC said “Reading this chapter reminds not only the victims, but their families also, of how they were fobbed off year in year out by the authorities in the Church and made to wait and suffer years of further torment and turmoil, until they got justice.

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The DRCC commends and thanks the Victims of Tony Walsh for staying the long judicial course and getting Justice for themselves and saving Children from Further Abuse

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) welcomes the sentences handed down to Tony Walsh for the heinous crimes he committed against young children, but concurs with one of Walsh’s victims, who felt that while the sentences were “just and fair” they should have run consecutively and not concurrently.

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Unthinkable until somebody understands

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC), with the support of Cosc, the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence and the NDP, has launched the second part of its Public Awareness Outdoor Campaign 2010. The first part of the campaign was a National Bill Board campaign which was run nationwide.

Friday, November 26th, 2010

At last the Children’s Voices have been heard – Their Rights must be enshrined in our Constitution

If we ever needed confirmation of the necessity to enshrine the Rights of the Child in our Constitution, the HSE Report published today on the Roscommon Childcare Case, unequivocally gives us that confirmation.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

90 People Accompanied to Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in Third Quarter of 2010 By Dublin Rape Crisis Centre Trained Volunteers

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has experienced an alarming increase in the numbers of victims accompanied to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) by its Trained Volunteers in the third quarter of this year.

Thursday, October 21st, 2010