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#Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'Those who are committing sexual offences aren't being properly held to account'

Only 11% of sexual offences reported last year were detected by gardaí.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Monday 5 August, 2019

'The person can't move on - they are required to remember': Rape survivors 'dropping cases' because of waits for trials

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is calling for pre-recording of some trial evidence in cases.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre says 'more people than ever are disclosing and seeking help'

There were approximately 270 calls every week to the National 24-Hour Freephone Helpline in 2018.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Monday 26 November, 2018

Rape and sexual assault at house parties increasing, crisis centre says

Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre had almost 13,000 contacts to its national 24-hour helpline in 2017.

Warning of 'systemic difficulties' in courts system as Rape Crisis Centre handles over 13,000 calls

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s annual report is being published today.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony is both 'extraordinary' and 'typical' Sexual Assault This post contains videos

Why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony is both 'extraordinary' and 'typical'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said a person “may carry out a serious sexual assault without even recognising they have done so”.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Saturday 8 September, 2018

What would make a person more likely to report sexual harassment? This survey wants to find out

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre wants to hear people’s experiences so it can support other survivors of sexual harassment.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Would it work here? New law in Iceland means rape accused must prove they had explicit consent

The Department of Justice in Ireland is currently reviewing sexual assault legislation and has been urged to provide greater protection for victims.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

When consent is contested, both sides are fighting for a 'win'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, while accepting the verdict of the Belfast jury, is concerned about how all parties are treated in such cases and how it can deter reporting sexual violence.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Two in five calls to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in 2016 related to childhood abuse

Almost half, or 46% of people who contacted the centre, were abused by someone they knew.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

DNA screening of taxi drivers in rape case 'welcome as long as a balanced approach is taken'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has welcomed the garda initiative which aims to solve the 2015 case.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Friday 11 November, 2016

Calls for legislation on definition of consent following Supreme Court ruling in rape case

It found that an honest belief of consent would be a good defence for an accused, even if the belief is unreasonable.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Homeless crisis: Rise in calls to rape helpline from people who have lost their homes

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is reporting a marked increase in contacts from people who have been rendered homeless.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Sunday 10 April, 2016

'Having sex is a fabulous thing, but in the right environment, with the right person'

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop talks about her life, her work, consent and why she’s running for the Seanad.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Friday 18 September, 2015

"You asked her if she wanted to have sex, right?": A stark message for students

This comes as part of a joint initiative launched by the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Two out of every three victims of rape won't report it to the authorities - why?

“There’s no grey area in the law.”

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Monday 9 March, 2015

Rape Crisis Centre website hacked by 'Islamic State'

It is unclear if the group is connected to ISIS.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Monday 8 September, 2014

Bill to fight child grooming introduced to prevent 'Irish Rotherham'

Cross-party support is being sought to pass the bill.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting for volunteers.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 4 September, 2014

'Coming forward as a victim of rape is very difficult as it triggers shame and blame'

What services does the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offer and who avails of them?

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre reports 'disturbing increase' of sexual violence

The organisation said that 48% of clients were victims of childhood sexual abuse.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Friday 9 May, 2014

Partners or exes responsible for one quarter of sex attacks on women

Despite the prevalence of these attacks, there has been just one marital rape conviction in nearly a quarter of a century.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

One in five women experience unwanted sexual conduct, but just 3 per cent report it

LGBT students are more likely to have been victims of unwanted sexual experiences, a new study has found.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Friday 30 August, 2013

Tips: How to stay safe at Electric Picnic

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and have released their tips for staying safe.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Sunday 28 July, 2013

“You’re the only one who’s fully there for them” – Volunteering with the Rape Crisis Centre

In an interview with, volunteer co-ordinator Mairead Mallon says that they are looking at how to involve more men in the volunteering process.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Billboard company discontinues Youth Defence campaign after Rape Crisis Centre incident

Mobile advertising company AdMobile says that the parking of an anti-abortion message opposite a rape support headquarters was an ‘innocent error’.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Monday 10 June, 2013

Victim devastated as man who raped her when she was 14 ‘walks free’

A man was a given a suspended sentence last week after being found guilty of raping his wife’s sister when she was 14.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Friday 15 February, 2013

DPP to appeal Patrick O'Brien sentence

Fiona Doyle said today that she may also pursue her mother in the courts.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Rape helpline to see increased calls over Christmas

There were 1,834 calls to the national 24 hour helpline for rape and sexual abuse during the 2011 festive season.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Judges 'need guidelines' for sexual assault sentencing

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said today that giving a man found guilty of sexual assault a fine and a suspended sentence “doesn’t give out a good message”.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre took almost 12,000 calls last year

The centre has also experienced an increase in the number of callers looking for help because of childhood sexual abuse.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre welcomes appeal of Anthony Lyons sentence

It was announced today that the DPP is to appeal the sentence given to Lyons, who was convicted of sexually attacking a woman in Dublin.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

‘Unusual sentence’ for sex offender raises doubts about system’s fairness

Anthony Lyons had five-and-a-half years of his six-year sentence suspended after being found guilty of sexually attacking a woman in Dublin two years ago.

# dublin-rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

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