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 s...

Issues of Sexual Violence – The Counselling Process

This in-depth 12 day programme is provided for counsellors and psychotherapists or those offering in-depth support who wish to enhance their understanding and skills in working with adolescent and adult clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assaul...

Miss Candy Lunch & Fashion Show – 15th September 2017

Miss Candy Lunch & Fashion Show – 15th September 2017

The Absolutely Fabulous Annual  ‘Miss Candy’ International Lunch and Fashion Show will be held again in September of  this year.  The date has just been confirmed as Friday 15th of September 2017.  The venue will be the Weston Ho...

WomanKind Lunch & Fashion Show in aid of DRCC – 8th September 2017

WomanKind Lunch & Fashion Show in aid of DRCC – 8th September 2017

WomanKind, a lunch and fashion show in aid of the Dublin Rape Crisis ...

The DRCC welcomes the publication of the New Sexual Offences Bill 2014

 The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) welcomes

the publication of the Heads of the New Sexual Offences Bill 2014

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, C...

DRCC’s Response to PFAI’s Stuart Gilhooly’s interview on Drivetime

As the representative of a victim representative organisation it was difficult to listen to a solicitor question the rule of law of another common law jurisdiction to the extent that Stuart Gilhooly did in his interview with Drivetime and to read extracts from the blog he pu...

Press Release: DRCC and the Garda Inspectorate Report

The DRCC welcomes the Garda Inspectorate Report on Crime Investigation and its recommendations but unless they are implemented they have no value

Ellen O’Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive of the DRCC said: “ One of the more disconc...

Press Release: Annual Report 2013 Launch – Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Launch of Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s Annual Report 

and Statistics 2013 


It is a false economy to cut back on funding to RCCs

It is always the case that a small amount of money spent on effective programmes will lead to a much larger saving in total cost in the future

The recent  research from the ESRI confirms, not only the psychological impact of childhood sexual abuse on individuals bu...

Press Release: ‘Not Happily Ever After’ Campaign Launch

‘Not happily ever after’: National Helpline agencies launch new joint campaign highlighting sexual violence in relationships

Today, Thursday 8th May, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s Aid launch the brand new ‘Not happily ever aft...