RCNI encourages new government to enact the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) attended yesterday to the SPACE international event in Buswells hotel as part of their work towards ending sexual exploitation, support their call for the prompt enactment of Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. RCNI is a long standing member of the Turn Off The Red Light (TORL) campaign, whose legislative […]

Launch of the first national RCNI report on LGBT survivors of sexual violence attending Rape Crisis Centres

This is a key tool for responses, policy and strategies to fight hate crimes against the LGBT community. Today Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone launched the RCNI statistical report Finding A Safe Place: LGBT survivors of sexual violence and disclosure in Rape Crisis Centres, which highlights vulnerabilities and the need for […]

RCNI Administrator Job Vacancy

Job Title:                                RCNI Administrator Location:                                National Office, Dublin City Centre Responsible to:                      RCNI Executive officer Part time:                               3 days per week Salary:                                    HSE Clerical grade IV €25,752 – 42,891 This post is funding dependent Enquiries to director@rcni.ie Post cover letter and cv to: Cliona Saidlear RCNI 30 Merrion Sq. Dublin 2   Closing date: 30th […]

RCNI calls on the next government to take action to make it “Safe to Learn” thus ensuring the safety of young people from sexual violence in secondary schools

RCNI Press Release 20th February 2016 RCNI calls on the next government to take action to make it “Safe to Learn” thus ensuring the safety of young people from sexual violence in secondary schools All children and young people should have the opportunity to learn in a safe environment. Safety includes freedom from the threat, […]

RCNI PR – grooming and teenage sexual exploitation

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release   12th January 2016   Our ambiguity about sex can create opportunity for sexual exploitation   Today, upon the sentencing of a 26 year old man for online grooming and defilement of a 15 year old girl, the RCNI draw attention to our attitudes to teenage vulnerability to […]

RCNI welcome EU Vicitms’ Directive transposition as a good day for survivors but cautions on inadequate resourcing

RCNI welcome EU Vicitms’ Directive transposition as a good day for survivors but cautions on inadequate resourcing. Today, the 16th of November, is a historic day for survivors of sexual violence as the European Victims’ Directive comes into force in Ireland putting significant extra obligations on the Irish State in what RCNI describe as a […]

Rare Marital Rape Conviction welcomed by RCNI who issue caution on culture excuses for sexual violence

30th November 2015 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release   Rare Marital Rape Conviction welcomed by RCNI who issue caution on culture excuses for sexual violence   RCNI welcomes the marital rape conviction of the 53 year old man who has been given a six year sentence in the Central Criminal Court today.   […]

Any cuts to Tusla will affect victims of sex assault and rape

Any cuts to Tusla will affect victims of sex assault and rape. Irish Examiner opinion piece. A leaked Tusla (the Child and Family Agency) briefing to a Cabinet subcommittee regarding the Agency being ‘in default of statutory obligations‘ due to a lack of resources, prompted its Chief Executive, Mr. Gordon Jeyes, to make a number […]