Press Releases

Comment from Ellen on stepping down as CEO

I am stepping down as CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre after a very fruitful and fulfilling 10 years in the position. I have been working on succession planning with the Board of the DRCC since September and I …

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Press Release: The Criminal Law (Sexual Offenses Bill 2015

A Definition of Consent in the New Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) 2015 Bill would go a long way to strengthen the Laws on Sexual Offences Ellen O’Malley Dunlop CEO of the DRCC said : “The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre broadly …

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Ask Consent Campaign Launch by Minister for Justice

There are no Grey Areas #ASK CONSENT Campaign Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, will launch this national campaign on Friday September 18th at 9.30am at DRCC Offices, 70 Lower Leeson Street Dublin 2.   Dublin Rape Crisis Centre …

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Press Release: A message to the Junior Cert Class of 2015

A message to the Junior Cert Class of 2015 from the National 24 Hour Helpline for Sexual Violence 1 800 778888 Let  your hair down but not your guard The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) urges parents and the Junior …

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Press Release: Staying Safe

A message to the Class Of 2015 from the National 24 Hour Helpline for Sexual Violence 1800 77 8888 Let  your hair down but not your guard Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive DRCC said:  “The weeks of waiting and anticipation have …

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Press Release : Update on the Criminal Justice Bill

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes the publication of the Heads of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill Ellen O’Malley –Dunlop, CEO DRCC said “We are very pleased to see the publication of the Heads of the new Criminal Justice …

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Opinion Editorial by DRCC’s CEO Ellen O’Malley Dunlop

Admitting to raping and sexually assaulting another does not make it any less serious or heinous Sentencing is very important in cases of sexual violence because of the message that is inherent in the sentence as to how seriously rape …

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Joint Press Release from DRCC with Immigrant Council of Ireland & Ruhama

Government Acceptance of Child Grooming Bill measures welcome 14-year jail sentences reflect seriousness of crimes Sex buyer laws are next stop to putting pimps and traffickers out of business Joint Statement by Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Immigrant Council of Ireland …

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Press Release: Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

  Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report and Statistics 2014                                                           …

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Press Release: DRCC welcomes DPP’s apology to Mairia Cahill

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes the apology of Mr. Barra McGrory to Mairia Cahill and the two other victims Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, CEO Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said : “The DRCC notes  the findings of Sir Keir Starmer’s review of …

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015