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#Rape Crisis Centre

# rape-crisis-centre - Sunday 29 December, 2019

What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women'

In 1979, when the DRCC was founded, it wasn’t a crime for a man to rape his wife.

# 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.

# rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Our systems are not working to prevent child sexual violence, even after it is reported

Of all reported cases of child sexual violence only 2% end in a conviction. Children whose disclosures don’t result in a criminal conviction still need protection, writes Dr Clíona Saidléar.

# 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.

# rape-crisis-centre - Monday 2 April, 2018

'They're on their own': Call for complainants in rape cases to have their own legal counsel

The Minister for Justice has said he will review legal protections offered to complainants.

# rape-crisis-centre - Monday 19 December, 2016

'Our culture blames victims as young as 12': New report on sexual violence in Ireland launched

At the launch of its annual report, the RCNI spoke about consent, abortion and how we judge teenage victims.

# 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.

# rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí Exclusive

“‘Grace’ is no isolated incident. I know – the same thing happened to me”.

# rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Warning of dating app dangers after increase in numbers at sexual assault unit

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said there was a 36% increase in victims being accompanied to the unit in the Rotunda Hospital.

# 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.

# rape-crisis-centre - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Louise O'Neill: "I wanted the reader to finish this book and be absolutely furious"

The Cork author’s book is one of the most talked-about novels of the year.

# rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison

Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.

# rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

There were 25 calls seeking help after a rape every day last year

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning.

# rape-crisis-centre - Monday 15 September, 2014

Justice Barry White says he doesn't believe judges need training in rape cases

He retired last Thursday saying it was a “privilege to serve as a judge”.

# rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has these tips for Leaving Cert students heading out tonight

The helpline is advising students to, “Let your hair down and not your guard”.

# rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 31 July, 2014

'We hope courageous Anthony Lyons victim feels she has got justice'

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said it broadly welcomes the re-sentencing of Lyons today.

# rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Six-month sentence for Anthony Lyons over sex assault appealed today

The sentence was already found to be unjustly lenient but the appeal has had to be re-heard.

# rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Being named is "a big punishment" for man who sexually assaulted teen

“It’s really important to educate people around sentencing,” said Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop of the Rape Crisis Centre.

# rape-crisis-centre - Friday 20 December, 2013

Over 2,100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012

The Rape Crisis Centre is urging men to “not be that guy” this Christmas.

# rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter

The Justice Minister said it was a “great cruelty” that women could not seek a termination in cases of rape.

# rape-crisis-centre - Friday 12 July, 2013

40 girls under 18 became pregnant following a rape in 2011

A total of 17 Irish women who became pregnant due to a rape terminated the pregnancy in 2011. Nine were under the age of 18.

# rape-crisis-centre - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Rape Crisis Centre draws comparison between Dublin and New Delhi

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, the head of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said more needs to be done to address the ‘escalation’ in the number of rapes in Dublin.

# rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Victims of sexual crimes wait average of three years for attacker's sentencing

A Rape Crisis Network Ireland guide for survivors of sexual violence says it takes an average of 33 months to reach sentencing stage.

# rape-crisis-centre - Thursday 29 March, 2012

It's "never too late" to address sexual violence

A new service for older women affected by sexual violence has been launched by the Older Women’s Network and Rape Crisis Network Ireland. They say: “You are never too old to start healing from sexual violence”.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape

More than half of women who became pregnant after rape went on to parent the child.

# rape-crisis-centre - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Irish mothers and wives carry blame too – Catholic priest

A priest from the Ferns Diocese in Wexford claims that mothers and wives matched the failure of the bishops in regard to the cover up of child sexual abuse.

# rape-crisis-centre - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Rise in number of sexual offences committed by juveniles

A new report into juvenile crime has revealed that 195 sexual offences, including 50 rapes, by under 18-year-olds were dealt with by Gardaí in 2010.