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# rape-crisis-centre - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?

Apr 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 11,219 Views 0 Comments

Post-MeToo, more people are disclosing their sexual violence experiences online – but what issues might this bring up for them and society at large?

# rape-crisis-centre - Monday 7 September, 2020

Calls to rape crisis helpline increase as service warns of drop in funds due to pandemic
# Rape Crisis Centre
# Rape Crisis Centre

Calls to rape crisis helpline increase as service warns of drop in funds due to pandemic

Sep 7th 2020, 1:00 AM 8,832 Views 0 Comments

Since restrictions were eased there has been a “significant surge in demand” for the DRCC’s services.

# 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'
# 40 Years On
# 40 Years On

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

Dec 29th 2019, 10:00 PM 21,670 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Sexual Offences
# Sexual Offences

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

Dec 4th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,654 Views 6 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,110 Views 12 Comments

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
# Rape Crisis Centre
# Rape Crisis Centre

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

Nov 26th 2018, 5:50 PM 18,199 Views 0 Comments

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
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

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

Nov 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,568 Views 23 Comments

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
# Protection
# Protection

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

Apr 2nd 2018, 3:08 PM 20,601 Views 0 Comments

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
# Rape Crisis Network
# Rape Crisis Network

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

Dec 19th 2016, 1:26 PM 10,110 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Consent
# Consent

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

Apr 10th 2016, 8:30 PM 46,557 Views 85 Comments

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
# Karen's Story
# Karen's Story

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

Feb 23rd 2016, 6:00 AM 99,377 Views 78 Comments

“‘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
# Rape
# Rape

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

Jan 12th 2016, 6:22 PM 16,826 Views 11 Comments

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
# Ask Consent
# Ask Consent

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

Sep 18th 2015, 8:43 AM 29,764 Views 153 Comments

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"
# Asking For It
# Asking For It

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

Sep 5th 2015, 11:45 AM 36,560 Views 29 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 13,663 Views 80 Comments

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
# Counselling
# Counselling

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

Jun 17th 2015, 7:34 AM 6,485 Views 4 Comments

Over 9,000 contacts were received in 2014.

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

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2014, 10:38 PM 15,410 Views 51 Comments

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
# Staying Safe
# Staying Safe

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

Aug 13th 2014, 6:15 PM 15,321 Views 102 Comments

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'
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 31st 2014, 2:10 PM 12,555 Views 24 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,846 Views 25 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Apr 29th 2014, 9:40 AM 19,851 Views 28 Comments

“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
# Helpline
# Helpline

Over 2,100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012

Dec 20th 2013, 2:58 PM 6,916 Views 40 Comments

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
# Foetal Abnormality
# Foetal Abnormality

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter

Jul 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,521 Views 94 Comments

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
# Rape Stats
# Rape Stats

40 girls under 18 became pregnant following a rape in 2011

Jul 12th 2013, 8:42 AM 16,353 Views 83 Comments

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
# Rape
# Rape

Rape Crisis Centre draws comparison between Dublin and New Delhi

Dec 29th 2012, 4:33 PM 15,882 Views 109 Comments

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
# Legal Process
# Legal Process

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

Dec 20th 2012, 2:30 PM 3,009 Views 9 Comments

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
# Older Women
# Older Women

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

Mar 29th 2012, 11:19 AM 2,066 Views 0 Comments

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

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

New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape
# Rape
# Rape

New figures show outcome of pregnancies as a result of rape

Feb 29th 2012, 1:42 PM 6,295 Views 48 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Irish mothers and wives carry blame too – Catholic priest

Sep 17th 2011, 10:20 AM 4,779 Views 123 Comments

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
# Child Crime
# Child Crime

Rise in number of sexual offences committed by juveniles

Sep 13th 2011, 11:50 AM 1,385 Views 15 Comments

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.