Entries by Comms

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 17th April 2019 RCNI welcome the new transformative categories in the CSO’s Garda Crime Statistics

Today’s Sexual Violence Garda Crime Statistics release from the Central Statistics Office are a significant improvement on previous releases and tells us so much more than previously. These statistics give us a breakdown of victims by gender, age and time between sexual violence incidents and reporting. For the first time we can see how sexual […]

Concern as Tusla in the dark on whether it has conducted any joint interviews with Guards on Child sexual Violence

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release Embargoed midnight 26th November 2018 Concern as Tusla in the dark on whether it has conducted any joint interviews with Guards on Child sexual Violence RCNI call on Minister Zappone for clarity following her latest response to a parliamentary question from Deputy Clare Daly to assure us that […]

RCNI Job Opportunity: Financial and Network Administrator (Part-Time)

Job Title: Financial and Network Administrator Location: Smithfield, Dublin 7 Responsible to: RCNI Executive Director Part time: 3 days per week Salary: HSE Clerical grade IV €25,752 – 42,891 Closing date: 23rd July 2018 This post is funding dependent and we are recruiting for an initial 12 month period which may be extended. Enquiries to: […]

HIQA Report reveals Tusla dysfunction in responding to reports of risks of sexual violence to children

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) welcoming the HIQA report on Tusla’s handling of retrospective reporting supported Minister Zappone’s plan for immediate structures to action the recommendations and calls for child-centred and survivor-centred action. Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Executive Director said, ‘what survivors of past sexual violence often want is to know that no child will be […]

The Eighth Amendment: Letter printed in the Irish Times 17th May 2018

Dear Sir, Many female survivors of sexual violence talk to us about how difficult all matter to do with their fertility, sexual and reproductive health are for them because of their experience of rape. This can be a lifelong struggle for women following the trauma of sexual violence. Making this bearable for survivor’s starts by […]

Rape survivors need the law on their side

The principle that should inform all support for a rape survivor is that nothing after the crime, especially to their bodies, happens without their consent. When a survivor is pregnant after rape, the same principle stands. The polls consistently show that the majority of Irish people agree that rape survivors need compassionate and non-judgmental access […]