RCNI reach out to all survivors and their supporter following the verdict in the Belfast rape trial

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 28th March 2018 RCNI reach out to all survivors and their supporter following the verdict in the Belfast rape trial The Belfast trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding Blane McIlroy and Rory Harrison has had a profound impact. All four were acquitted on all charges after a […]

Report Rape figures jump a shocking 28% according to new Crime Statistics release

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 28th March 2018 Report Rape figures jump a shocking 28% according to new Crime Statistics release RCNI today welcome the CSO release of crime statistics ‘under reservation’ from An Garda Siochána for the first time since they were suspended at the end of 2016. We support the continued […]

RCNI call on Government Scoping Group on Sexual Violence Data to deliver recommendations under three guiding principles

RCNI recommend three core principals to underline all scoping group recommendations: Sustainability The scoping group should strive for recommendations that put in place measures and frameworks that are repeatable, embedded and supported into the future. Specialist The Scoping group recommendations should keep to the fore that sexual violence is a cultural and systemic phenomenon that […]

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 regret to announce that no RCNI National Rape Crisis Statistics will be available for 2016

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) has announced, today (19.10.17), that it will not be publishing statistics on the experience of survivors of sexual violence relating to 2016. The decision was made on foot of significant cuts to RCNI’s funding, which have resulted in a diminution of the network’s capacity to safely analyse and […]

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 […]