Latest News at Rape Crisis Midwest


2017 Statistics

Earlier this week we published our Annual Report 2017 which contained regional statistics based on the level of support provided to the community and an overview of events organised in conjunction with the Rape Crisis Midwest throughout the year.

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Annual Report 2017 Rape Crisis Midwest

Our annual report is now available to download on our website. It contains statistics on our services for 2017 along with events/happenings in the centre for the year. Click here to view our report

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10k Paddle Kayaking

Rape Crisis Midwest are delighted to announce that the annual 10k paddle kayaking will take place on Saturday 25th August at the University of Limerick Boathouse. The group will assemble at 11am and the event will start at 12 noon when the kayakers will travel down the river Shannon and finish at St Michael's Rowing Club. It is in association with Canoeing Ireland, Limerick Academy and Scouts Kayaking.

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Rape Crisis Midwest to hold Pro-Am 2020 Pre-Qualifier Golf Classic

Rape Crisis Midwest are delighted to announce their Golf Classic event on September 17th in Shannon Golf Club.  This golf classic is a Pre-Qualifier for the JP McManus Pro-Am 2020.

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Pole dance performance in aid of Rape Crisis Midwest

On Saturday, July 14th at 7pm a group of Shannon based dance students are planning a pole dance performance in aid of Rape Crisis Midwest.  The performance will take place at Shannon Taekwon-Do Club, Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon.

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Fab volunteer to shave hair in aid of us!

On July 14th at 6pm in the Kasbah (Dolans) one of our amazing volunteers, Áine, will shave off her beautiful 25 inch locks in aid of Rape Crisis Midwest. Áine has decided to shave her hair in order to promote awareness about the services we provide to survivors of sexual violence and to raise vital funds which will help us to continue providing these services.

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Thank you

At this time we would like to express our sincere thanks to each and every person who has gotten in touch, donated, volunteered or asked to fundraise for us over the last few weeks.

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Volunteers needed for Bag Packing day April 13th

March 9th 2018

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Rape Crisis Midwest Says no data protection breach

Rape Crisis Midwest Executive Director, Miriam Duffy, spoke with Live 95fm News about our recent break in, where 3 laptops were stolen. Miriam assured the public that there was no data protection breach. Listen here.

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Rape Crisis Midwest Press Release - Break in

March 7th 2018

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On CoOp placement? Work with us!

Rape Crisis Midwest regularly takes on cooperative students doing work placements. If you are in college and have a work placement coming up and would like to get experience working in our centre please let us know!

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Announcing our brand new Facebook Volunteer Group!!

Rape Crisis Midwest is delighted to announce our brand new Facebook Volunteer Group!!

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FALLBACK for Rape Crisis Midwest

Take part in the trending #Fallback Challenge today and show your support for our cause! Get involved in just 3 easy steps and make a huge difference to a local service. Read More

Dr. Patrick Ryan Training Day

On Thursday 23rd November, Dr. Patrick Ryan UL facilitated a training day in our centre. The topic of the workshop was Complex Trauma, with a number of other important, relevant issues also touched upon by Dr. Ryan. Read More

Now on Instagram

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The Darkest Midnight

On Thursday, 16th November, the Irish World Academy in conjunction with the University of Limerick, hosted The Darkest Midnight. Read More

The Dainty Daisy 2017

Dainty Daisies 2017 as successful (and hilarious) as ever! Read More

Head Shave 2018

This Saturday why not call down to the Kasbah Social Club (Dolans) at 6pm where our fabulous volunteer Áine will be shaving off her hair in aid of the Rape Crisis Midwest. This fun-filled evening is to raise awareness of the services we provide to survivors of sexual violence and hopefully to receive donations so we can continue to do the work we do. Hope to see you all there!

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Dance the Night Away

Always wanted to see a pole dancing performance? Well this Saturday at 7pm you can! Prepare to be amazed by a young group of dancers from Shannon who have organised this fundraiser to highlight the negative effect of victim blaming and victim shaming. All donations will be towards the Rape Crisis Midwest who provide vital support to survivors of sexual violence. See you all at Shannon Taekwon-Do Club, Smithstown Industrial Estate in Shannon, County Clare!

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Interview with our Director

“It does not matter if you were stark naked walking blind drunk down the streets of Limerick..." Read More

Mark Ryan joins RCM

Warmest of welcomes to Mark Ryan, who will complete his university work placement here at Rape Crisis Midwest Read More

Ultimate Quiz, 6th October

The Ultimate Quiz Night is back and will take place on Friday 6th October in Thomond Park. This is the 5th year of this popular event and tables are now on sale Read More

The Dainty Daisies 2017

The Dainty Daisies Ennis event will take place in the Woodstock Hotel on Friday 20th October. Tickets will be made available via the website at a later date. Read More

RCM Team Day with Jigsaw Limerick

On Wednesday 6th September our Team Day will take place here at our Limerick Center. Jigsaw - Limerick will be visiting us on the day and facilitating an interactive workshop on self care, as well as some information on the important work they do. This is an open session with all volunteers welcome, and will begin at 2:30pm! Read More

Dainty Daisy Ennis - Saturday, 5th November

Tickets for our very popular event are now on sale Read More

Seoidín Limited Edition Necklace

The wonderfully talented and internationally recognised designer Maureen Harrison has designed a limited edition jewellery piece exclusively for Rape Crisis Midwest. Read More

The Great Limerick Run

Wear the red t-shirt in The Great Limerick Run- Sunday, April 30th, 2017 and help Rape Crisis Midwest raise awareness and funds for our centres in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary Read More

Jigsaw comes to Limerick

Mark Ryan of Rape Crisis Midwest paid a visit to Jigsaw Limerick recently, and this new service will shortly be available in the city. The organisation deals with youth mental health, specifically 12 to 15 year olds. Read More

Rape Crisis Midwest- Strategic Plan 2017-2019

This strategic plan was finalised in November 2016 and sets out the key outcomes and objectives for the work of Rape Crisis Midwest (RCM) for the period from 2017 to 2019. It was produced in consultation with the board, staff and volunteers of RCM and external stakeholders, including a small number of ex-clients. Read More


Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the enhancement of our local communities. Rape Crisis Midwest is sincerely thankful for the dedication of all our volunteers. It is nice to know our volunteers also gain value from their experience Read More

Walk in Her Shoes- Saturday May 13th, 12-2pm

We are looking forward as always to this years Walk in Her Shoes event, where many brave men come out on the day to help us raise awareness and funds to assist and support survivors of sexual abuse and violence throughout the Midwest region Read More

Clare FM- Morning Focus

Clare Fm`s Morning focus recently held a series of interviews as part of it`s week to highlight the issue of sexual violence Read More

Pakie Ryan Memorial Run,Walk, Cycle

The Pakie Ryan Memorial Run is taking place Saturday, April 1st, Newmarket-on-Fergus. Rape Crisis Midwest is delighted to be one of the benefiting charities Read More

Statement by RCNI on Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill

RCNI strongly welcomes the return to the Dáil of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill by An Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD, and is hopeful that it will now be possible to amend this Bill to include a positive definition of consent to sexual activity. Read More

Dainty Daisies 2016

Another full house for the Dainty Daisies in the West County Hotel,Ennis, County Clare. A great night and lots of laughter was had by all Read More

The Darkest Midnight , November 24th,8.00pm

Thank you to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick for a wonderful, wonderful evening of song,poetry, music and dance Read More

Walk in Her Shoes Limerick 2016

What a great day! The atmosphere at Parkway Shopping Centre on Saturday afternoon was truly fantastic with music, juggling, hula-hooping, face painting and – of course – hoards of fully-grown men sauntering up and down a catwalk for Rape Crisis Midwest! Read More

Walk in Her Shoes 2016 Launch

Yesterday afternoon Rape Crisis Midwest staff, volunteers and supporters gathered at the Parkway Shopping Centre for the launch of Walk in Her Shoes 2016, our annual fundraising event which, this year, will take place on May 21st. The launch was an enjoyble afternoon with special guests including Diarmuid Crowley from Wild Orchard, who are kindly sponsoring drinks on the day, and members of the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol who are bravely taking the challenege and doing the walk. Thank you to everyone who came along and we can't wait for May 21st! Read More

Bake Sale in UL

Our bake sale in UL on Monday was a huge success with three stands located across the campus - one outside the library, one in the main building and one in the GEMS building. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and bakers we managed to raise €858.61 for Rape Crisis Midwest. Read More

Charity Paddle 2016

A great day was had at the Charity 10k Paddle in Limerick last Saturday. The kayakers paddled from UL Boathouse down to Limerick City Centre to raise much-needed funds for the centre. The event was a great success and we would like to give a huge thank you to Dan, the kayaking clubs and everyone who took part! Read More

Volunteer Information Evening

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the information evening on Wednesday! We are so grateful to all our wonderful volunteers and are always excited to welcome new members to the Rape Crisis Midwest team! Read More

Roches Street Arts Festival

The committee presented Rape crisis Midwest with a cheque for €2,000 representing the proceeds of the 2015 Arts Festival held on Roches Street. This festival was held over 2 weeks in September. Read More

Opening Of New Nenagh Centre

We are delighted to invite you to Nenagh on Friday 11th December to officially open the new centre – we have moved premises from our exisiting one but our address remains the same. The launch of our website will also take place that day. Read More

Remembrance Tree Project

We are delighted to be chosen as a beneficiary of the Remembrance Tree Project - this is organised by the Thomond Rotary Club every year – down in Bedford Row, the tree is in place over December and involves members of the public remembering their loved ones and donating to worthy causes. Read More