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 […]

RCNI welcome the publication of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offices) Bill but express disappointment at a lack of definition of consent.

RCNI strongly welcome the publication of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offices) Bill and commend Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald but express disappointment at a lack of definition of consent. Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Acting Director said, ‘This long awaited legislation is one of the most important advances in the legal framework around sexual violence […]

RCNI responds to Minister Reilly’s response to Joan Collins, TD Priority Question and Ruth Coppinger TD’s in the Dail

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) Press Release 8th July 2015 RCNI responds to Minister Reilly’s response to Joan Collins, TD Priority Question and Ruth Coppinger TD’s in the Dail RCNI welcomes the questions put to Minister for Children James Reilly by Joan Collins, TD and Ruth Coppinger TD during today’s Priority Questions about removal of […]

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 […]