Press Releases

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) acutely aware of the necessity to be available to victims who may be triggered by the publicity surrounding the release of Larry Murphy

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) offers support to victims of rape and sexual abuse who may be affected by the publicity surrounding the release of Larry Murphy.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Majority Support Referendum on Children’s Rights

An opinion poll launched today by the Saving Childhood group has shown that an overwhelming majority of Irish people support the proposed referendum on children’s rights.

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Annual Statistics 2009

A dramatic increase of 41.5% in first time callers to the National 24 Hour Helpline. Following the publication of the Ryan and Murphy Reports, the DRCC dealt with 14,289 calls in 2009

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Tips to help young people: Staying Safe this Summer

Over the past number of summers the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has seen an increase in the incidents of men and women being raped or sexually assaulted while celebrating bank holiday weekends, good weather or attending outdoor summer events.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) calls for a Real Commitment for the implementation of Child Protection Policies and Procedures by Church and State

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin in an address last night highlighted his disappointment that child protection procedures are still not being followed with the rigour required in the Catholic Church in Ireland. Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive, DRCC, said “Co-incidentally this morning, we …

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

DRCC commends the bravery of the young man in the case of the father who was found guilty of raping his young son and thanks him for his service to society

While the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) welcomes the 14 year sentence handed down today by Justice Barry White in the case of a 52 year old father who was found guilty of raping his young son, it is astounded at Justice White’s decision to suspend the final 18 months, taking into account the man’s previous lack of convictions.

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Hope Dashed Again for Survivors of Clerical Abuse

Today, Andrew Madden, Marie Collins and other survivors of clerical abuse with Maeve Lewis from One in Four, met with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Andrew Madden’s statement after the meeting of his ”huge disappointment” and his observation of a ‘very different …

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Survivors and Victims of Clerical and Institutional Abuse Ignored Again

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is very disappointed on behalf of all the survivor’s of institutional and clerical abuse who have contacted the centre over the past 30 years and who continue to tell us of their feelings of abandonment and let down over and over again by the Catholic Church. Unfortunately the outcome of the meeting between the Irish Bishops and Pope Benedict is yet again another let down in a long long line of let downs.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Another Victim on Trial

Reading the reports of the trial of a 52 year old man who was accused of systematically sexually abusing and raping his son over a period of three years, was more like reading about the trial of the 20 year old victim. Thankfully the jury found the father guilty on 47 counts of rape and sexual assault which occurred while the young man was aged between 12 and 15 years old.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Rape Law: Victims on Trial?

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) and the Law School, Trinity College are jointly hosting a conference entitled “Rape Law: Victims on Trial?” in Dublin Castle on Saturday January 16th 2010. The conference will mark the 30th anniversary of the DRCC.

Friday, January 15th, 2010