Press Releases

A Welcome Step that will hopefully Increase the Reporting of Rape and Sexual Assault

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) welcomes the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Brian Lenihan’s commitment yesterday in his address to the Dail to prioritise the monitoring of sex offenders and to co-operate with the newly established Cosc Office, which has been recently set up to support victims of domestic, sexual and gender based violence.

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Welcome Developments at Last for Sexual Assault Treatment Units

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is delighted with the news that the two new Sexual Assault Treatment Units, that are so badly needed, will soon be coming on stream, one in Mullingar and one in Galway.

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Why are so few cases getting to court?

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC), broadly welcomes the news that the Court Services have announced a rise in the number of cases concerning Rape and Sexual Assault getting to court in 2006. Unfortunately the numbers getting to court do not in any way reflect the number of crimes committed in this area.

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Some Encouragement for Victims to Report Rape and Sexual Abuse

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is very pleased with Judge Alice Doyle’s landmark judgement today in the very sad case of Jane Roberts’ death. Her judgement acknowledges one of the most serious consequences of sexual abuse for the victim.

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

When Television can Enable the Silence Surrounding Rape to be Broken

On Sunday night after the Drama Damage was screened, the Rape Crisis Centre’s (RCC’s) National Freephone Helpline 1 800 77 88 88 received over 42 genuine counselling calls relating to the programme and a further 32 calls, most of which were hang ups, which happens when people find they cannot speak.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Annual Statistics 2006

Shocking figures revealed in the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Annual Statistics 2006.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Some Confidence Restored

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes the judgement of Justice Paul Carney today in relation to the Mary Shannon Case.

Friday, May 11th, 2007

No More Crisis Management: Commitment to Action Please

Today the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) launched its Report on The Investigation of Sexual Violence – Priority Recommendations and called on all the political parties to adopt the three priority recommendations into their programme for government.

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

Unease At The Decrease In Reported Crimes Of Rape And Sexual Assault

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) is very alarmed at the figures released today by the Central Statistics Office showing a decrease in the incidence of the serious crimes of rape and sexual assault.

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

More Clarification Needed

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) broadly welcomes the launch of the National Women’s Strategy 2007-2016 by Minister for State Frank Fahey. At the launch Minister Fahey announced the establishment of a new Office to prevent domestic violence. This is to be a new Executive Office to provide enhanced co-ordination and leadership to address the problem of domestic violence and violence against women and is to be called Cosc- Irish Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007