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# rcni - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Fears of backlash after 2017's #MeToo movement

Rape Crisis Network Ireland’s Cliona Sadlier talked to us about what’s next in the movement.

# rcni - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'We have a duty to survivors': Rape Crisis Network won't publish data because of funding cuts

The group said that its funding had been reduced by 70% since 2015.

# rcni - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Tusla defends its decision to withdraw funding from the Rape Crisis Network

It says, “The decision is dictated by the need to achieve the best use of limited available resources.”

# rcni - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Sexual consent needs to be legally defined: 'Not doing so isolates and silences victims'

RCNI recommends a definition similar to that adopted in England and Wales be introduced to a new sexual offences Bill.

# rcni - Thursday 12 March, 2015

# rcni - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

One quarter of sex abuse victims under 13 were abused by other children

With adult victims, less than half reported assaults and 57% who did said gardaí treated them sensitively.

# rcni - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Direct Provision 'increases distress and vulnerability' of sexually-abused migrants

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that the DP system needs to be overhauled to protect refugees.

# rcni - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Young people believe alcohol facilitates the majority of 'sexual hook ups'

New research into youth sexual behaviour, consent and alcohol finds that Irish young people believe sexual consent is largely ‘unspoken’.

# rcni - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

RCNI strongly disagrees with lowering the age of consent

Lowering of the age of consent from 17 to 16 is being discussed by ministers today.

# rcni - Friday 13 December, 2013

Rape Crisis Network: We should follow UK's lead and ban Tyson

The retired boxer — due in Dublin next March — has been banned from entering the UK due to a change in immigration laws.

# rcni - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Children's Minister: 'Child abuse has not gone doesn't go away'

A shocking statistic from yesterday’s report from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland showed a significant percentage of abusers were, themselves, children.

# rcni - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Four new HSE coordinators to deal with potential abuse cases

Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald has announced the appointment of the new HSE staff members following the publication of a major report on abuse by the RCNI.

# rcni - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

DNA database is one more tool that will help catch perpetrators, says RCNI

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland welcomes the DNA Database System Bill which will increase the possibility for justice for sexual violence victims.

# rcni - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

RCNI calls for an end to granting bail after conviction for rape

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland has called for renewed urgency in reforming sentencing and bail practices following this week’s controversial sentencing at a Dublin court.

# rcni - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Victims of child sex abuse wait 25 years to report abuse

New figures from the Rape Crisis Network found people who had been abused as children made up the majority of cases of people seeking counselling last year.

# rcni - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Alcohol is Ireland's most common 'date-rape' drug - Rape Crisis Network

The organisation says that it is both urgent and possible to change the link between alcohol consumption and sexual violence.

# rcni - 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”.

# rcni - Monday 13 February, 2012

Rape case woman 'traumatised' by trial arrest - group

The Rape Crisis Network has criticised a judge’s handling of a case in which a woman was reportedly arrested during her alleged attackers’ trial.

# rcni - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

HSE considers cutting all core funding to Rape Crisis Network

The final decision to slash all core funding to the country’s Rape Crisis Network – which would force the current support services offered to victims of rape and sexual abuse to end – has been postponed until August pending a review.