Press Releases

The Services of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre are prepared for the impact of the Publication of the Report into Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese

Today Justice Paul Gilligan delivered his judgment in the High Court on the publication of the Commission of Investigation into Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese between 1975 and 2004.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) launches its Staying Safe Tips as the number of people accompanied to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in June and July rises by 12% from 2008

The DRCC is launching its Staying Safe Tips for young people in particular, at this time of year. In June and July last year, the centre’s trained volunteers accompanied 50 people to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) at the Rotunda Hospital. In June and July this year the number was 56. This is an increase of 12% from 2008 and it looks like August will also show an increase from last year.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) calls for Immediate Action for the Implementation Plan arising from the Recommendations of the Ryan Report

The DRCC would like to commend the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews, and his team for the comprehensive implementation plan which when put into action will go a long way to making sure that the atrocities that have been documented in the Ryan Report will never be repeated in Irish Society.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Annual Statistics 2008

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Statistics 2008. Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 Disturbing Trends in Increase in Sexual Violence 51% of clients raped or sexually assaulted by a stranger (14% increase in 5 year period 2003-8) 38% …

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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 young men and women being raped or sexually assaulted while celebrating exam results, attending outdoor summer events, or when they are holidaying together abroad.

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Systemic Abuse of the Past will Never be Allowed to Happen Again

Joint Statement by Barnardos, CARI, Childrens Rights Alliance, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, ISPCC and One in Four

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Never Again!

Joint Submission to the Government and Opposition by Barnardos, CARI, Children’s Rights Alliance, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, ISPCC and One in Four

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Hundreds of New Stories of Old Abuses of Children in Ireland 73 First Time Callers to the National 24 Hour Helpline in two hours

Since the Report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse was launched on Wednesday, there has been a huge increase in the number of people contacting the National 24 hour Helpline 1 800 77 88 88, which is operated by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC).

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Today we saw a further abuse of power played out before our very eyes. Have we learned anything?

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) was absolutely shocked today when representatives arrived at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin, to pick up a copy of the five volumes documenting the 10 year Report from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, only to learn that there was a Press Conference which was not open to them or to the victims who had also arrived.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

How long more is this process going to take?

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) today broadly welcomed proposed new measures to enhance the protection of children from sexual exploitation and abuse, following the publication of the second Interim Report of the Oireachtas Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children.

Friday, May 8th, 2009