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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

42% of women and 1 in 4 men in Ireland have said that they have experienced some form of sexual abuse. The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is a charity with one mission: to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of rape and other forms of sexual violence. 


From our Centre in Dublin we provide services right across the country. We support survivors of sexual assault through their trauma and help them cope with its consequences. We also work to eliminate the tolerance of these violent acts through education, training and policy work.


It costs around €2.5 million a year to run the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, which equates to just €180 to support anyone affected by sexual violence each time they contact us. 


The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre offers support and counselling for people affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment or childhood sexual abuse. The services include operating the national 24-hour helpline, providing one to one counselling, accompanying survivors to Garda station and court, and offering training courses. We advocate for law and public policy that respects the voice of survivors and that prevents and addresses sexual violence. 

Over the past 40 years, we have developed and expanded our services, which include operating the 24-hour National Helpline 365 days a year.  Although the Centre is based in Dublin, we take calls from people from all over the country who have experienced or want to talk about the effects of sexual violence.

In the last 40 years the number of people contacting the national 24 hour helpline has increased from 76 in 1979 to over 13,000 in 2019. 

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is the oldest Centre of its kind in Ireland. We were founded in 1979 by a group of women concerned that there was no safe space where those who had survived rape, sexual assault and abuse could get help or support. 

All funds raised go to support our frontline services to people affected by sexual violence in Ireland.


Contact Details

McGonnell House 70 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, , IRELAND - D02 VW13

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 200221078

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20021078

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