Press Releases

New Comparative Research of 11 European Countries including Ireland, Highlights the Low Levels of Rape Cases Proceeding to Court

Today at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC), Broadcaster and Journalist, Vincent Browne launched the Briefing Document on Ireland and the Report to the EU, on the EU DAPHNE II Project, “Different systems – similar outcomes. Tracking Attrition in Reported Rape Cases in Eleven European Countries”.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Staying Safe This Easter Holiday

During the last Christmas Holiday period, DRCC accompanied 57 people to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Consultation on the Management of Convicted Sex Offenders Broadly Welcomed by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre broadly welcomes the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform’s Discussion Document on the Management of Sex Offenders and the opportunity for NGO’s and other community based agencies working in the area of rape, child sexual abuse and sexual violence, to be part of the consultative process.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is Perplexed by the Statement Released Today by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in Relation to the National Audit of Catholic Church Dioceses

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre broadly welcomes Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrew’s announcement of the Government’s decision that the Commission of Investigation into the Dublin Archdiocese include under its terms of reference an examination of the practices and policies in relation to child protection by the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Staying Safe this Christmas

You can download a pdf of this press release by clicking here (PDF .34 MB – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge from Adobe’s website). For further information please contact: Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO – 01 661 …

Monday, December 15th, 2008

47% of the 10,155 genuine counselling calls received by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s (DRCC) 1 800 77 88 88 National 24 Hr. Helpline in 2007, were from the Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

RTE 1 is screening two programmes tonight, Scannal at 7.30p.m. and Eastenders at 8.00p.m., both dealing with the horrendous crime of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Eastenders has been running with a story line about a young girl who is being abused by her mother’s live in lover and who is grooming another young girl for the same purpose, now that the first girl is going to be 16.

Monday, December 8th, 2008

An Opportunity to be Proactive when it comes to the Prevention of Child Abuse

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre(DRCC) wants to support Pamela Izevbekhi and her two daughters Naomi and Jemima in their efforts to remain in this country. Wednesday November 19 is the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse and we urgently call on Dermot Ahern, Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, to intervene on their behalf on this very important day.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) regrets that victims of sexual crimes have to wait yet again

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) broadly welcomes the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr. James Hamilton’s decision, to pilot a policy change on giving reasons for decisions not to prosecute in alleged offences, where a death has occurred. The Centre appreciates the huge change that this pilot project indicates and also the relief it will hopefully bring to those closely connected to the deceased.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Poll Confirms Worrying Unchanged Attitudes to Female Rape Victims

Today a new poll commissioned by Amnesty International in Northern Ireland, revealed that attitudes as to who is responsible when it comes to violence against women, still puts the blame squarely with the woman.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Mandatory Treatment for Sex Offenders in Prisons

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) calls on Minister Dermot Ahern to deliver on his recommendation of mandatory treatment for all sex offenders in our prisons.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008