Entries by Comms

Calling out those calling out survivors

This opinion piece was published in the Irish Independent on the 16th of November 2017 We have experienced an extraordinary month of public disclosures about sexual harassment and assaults. What should happen now? Suggestions range across questions such as, do we need to hear more from survivors of harassment in other institutions and not just […]

RCNI Press Release 27 Sept 2017 Rape and Pregnancy

Dear Editor, Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) responding to the government’s announcement of a referendum to be held on the 8th Amendment of the Constitution call on the public debate to be respectful and informed by the best available facts and compassionate understanding when discussing the realities facing girls and women in Ireland pregnant following […]

Child Abuse Mandatory reporting and Tusla record on investigating

Rape Crisis network Ireland (RCNI) welcome One in Four’s annual report today (4th Oct 2017). In particular we welcome their figures regarding their child protection reports into Tusla and the outcomes of same. These demonstrate concerning indicators that we may not be ready for the mandatory reporting Minister Zappone announced this week. Clíona Saidléar RCNI […]

8th Amendment of the Constitution

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), responding to the government’s announcement of a referendum to be held on the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, call on the public debate to be respectful and informed by the best available facts and compassionate understanding when discussing the realities facing girls and women in Ireland pregnant following rape. Rape […]

RCNI call for Victim’s Ombudsman

As the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill is debated in the Seanad (Weds 27th) RCNI call on the government to put in place a Victims’ Ombudsman to ensure the rights of victims in this Bill and the EU Directive on Victims of Crime are fully vindicated within our justice system. Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Executive […]

Data protection: The State cannot be allowed to exempt itself from GDPR fines

14 June 2017 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) today (14th June 2017) welcome the statement at the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality by Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, that a proposal to exempt Public bodies from fines under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is of concern. Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Executive Director said, […]