Letter of support from Academics calling for reinstatement of RCNI funding

Dear Sir,   Sexual violence continues to be one of the most serious challenges for our society. The paucity of data on this issue, particularly of a survivor-centered nature, highlights the considerable gaps in knowledge that currently exist. There can also be considerable difficulty in conducting good quality, robust research as a result. In recent years, […]

RCNI welcomes motion to reinstate government funding and looks forward to meeting Minister Reilly

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 2nd July 2015 RCNI welcomes motion to reinstate government funding and looks forward to meeting Minister Reilly A motion calling on the Government to immediately reinstate funding for Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), tabled by Independent Councillor Catherine Connolly and passed by the Regional Health Forum West will […]

RCNI call on government to state its intention to address the challenges of addressing sexual violence

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release Wednesday 10th June 2015 RCNI call on government to state its intention to address the challenges of addressing sexual violence Yesterday, the 9th of June RCNI called on government to meet the challenges in addressing sexual violence. The government’s response so far has been dismissive and inadequate. We […]

RCNI call on the government to make a credible commitment to addressing sexual violence.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release Tuesday June 9th 2015 Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) as they launch what could be their last National Rape Crisis Statistic Report today call on the government to make a credible commitment to addressing sexual violence. The RCNI National Rape Crisis Statistics Report 2014 was launched this morning […]

Rape Crisis Network Ireland calls on inclusion of a definition of Consent at its public information seminar

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release. Rape Crisis Network Ireland calls on inclusion of a definition of Consent at its public information seminar on the General Scheme of the forthcoming Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015   Today, Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) calls for the inclusion of a definition of consent to be […]

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, […]

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 […]