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

Apr 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 11,284 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?

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

Sep 7th 2020, 1:00 AM 8,840 Views 0 Comments

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

What it was like to set up a rape crisis centre in an Ireland that was 'so punishing of women'
# 40 Years On
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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 21,698 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 4th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,667 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,120 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 and sexual assault at house parties increasing, crisis centre says
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Rape and sexual assault at house parties increasing, crisis centre says

Nov 26th 2018, 5:50 PM 18,205 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
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# Annual Report

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

Nov 26th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,572 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

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

Apr 10th 2016, 8:30 PM 46,567 Views 85 Comments

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

Health Board knew girl was being sexually abused in her home but didn't tell gardaí
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# 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 99,412 Views 78 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 12th 2016, 6:22 PM 16,827 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.

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

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

Sep 18th 2015, 8:43 AM 29,766 Views 153 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2015, 11:45 AM 36,631 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jul 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 13,848 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.

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

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

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

Sep 15th 2014, 10:38 PM 15,418 Views 51 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 13th 2014, 6:15 PM 15,323 Views 102 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2014, 2:10 PM 12,561 Views 24 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,850 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2014, 9:40 AM 19,856 Views 30 Comments

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

Over 2,100 people called rape helpline over Christmas 2012
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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.

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter
# Foetal Abnormality
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# Foetal Abnormality

More abortion legislation? Not from this government, says Shatter

Jul 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,522 Views 94 Comments

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

40 girls under 18 became pregnant following a rape in 2011
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40 girls under 18 became pregnant following a rape in 2011

Jul 12th 2013, 8:42 AM 16,360 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 draws comparison between Dublin and New Delhi
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Rape Crisis Centre draws comparison between Dublin and New Delhi

Dec 29th 2012, 4:33 PM 15,883 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.

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

Dec 20th 2012, 2:30 PM 3,010 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.

It's "never too late" to address sexual violence
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# 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”.

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

Feb 29th 2012, 1:42 PM 6,298 Views 48 Comments

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

Irish mothers and wives carry blame too – Catholic priest
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Irish mothers and wives carry blame too – Catholic priest

Sep 17th 2011, 10:20 AM 4,782 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.

Rise in number of sexual offences committed by juveniles
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# Child Crime

Rise in number of sexual offences committed by juveniles

Sep 13th 2011, 11:50 AM 1,386 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.