Entries by Comms

RCNI call for the immediate removal of Diageo/Role-models advert

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) call for the immediate removal of all Diageo/Role-models advert which blames victims of sexual violence for the crimes that have been committed against them. Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Director, said ‘the latest Diageo/Role-models advertisement features a young woman returned home after a night out clearly upset, with her mother standing in […]

RCNI urges government to make Sexual Consent Education a priority within our Secondary Schools

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 10th March 2015 RCNI urges government to make Sexual Consent Education a priority within our Secondary Schools RCNI today, following announcements in the UK, urge Minister for Education, and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan to act now to ensure our children are protected from sexual violence through teaching the knowledge, […]

There are no shades of grey around sexual consent

There are no shades of grey around sexual consent Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is just fantasy – but inexperienced young people are vulnerable to the mixed signals presented in this big screen blockbuster. RAPE IS WRONG. No question. But consent? Well, there are all sorts of shades of grey, right? Not only do we get […]

RCNI welcomes appointment of new Ombudsman for Children

4 February 2015   RCNI welcomes appointment of new Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon   Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) has welcomed the appointment of Dr Niall Muldoon as the new Ombudsman for Children, as announced yesterday by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly   Dr Cliona Saidlear, RCNI Acting Director […]

RCNI strongly welcome the release of the General Scheme of the forthcoming Criminal Law (Sexual Offices) Bill

27 November 2014 RCNI strongly welcome the release of the General Scheme of the forthcoming Criminal Law (Sexual Offices) Bill and commend Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald for bringing this substantial and significant piece of legislation before us. Cliona Saidlear, RCNI Acting Director said, ‘This long awaited legislation is one of the most […]

Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality Dáil Éireann

Statements on allegations regarding sexual abuse by members of the Provisional Republican Movement Speech by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Justice & Equality Dáil Éireann 12th November 2014 In my previous Ministerial role I often noted that child abuse hasn’t gone away. Regrettably this applies not solely to child abuse. Sexual violence generally doesn’t go […]

RCNI release National Rape Crisis Statistics 2013 report; call for renewed whole of government attention to the issue of sexual violence

RCNI Press Release – Wednesday 12th November 2014 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) release their National Rape Crisis Statistics 2013 report and call for renewed whole of government attention at this time to the issue of sexual violence The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald officially launched the report today at the Royal Irish […]