This is an interview I had with Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC).
I interviewed her for episode 5, about online shaming and the explosion of allegations and accusations that came out online against people in 2017.
For the first time in this series, I thought it was important that I release the entire interview unedited and uncut, as the amount of important information in it needed to be heard.
Noeline speaks about the impact things like the #MeToo campaign had online for the DRCC and for victims here in Ireland and adds a huge amount of context as to why many feel the need to share their stories online.
She talks about false allegation rates, unreported incidents and how few of those reported cases even wind up resulting in a conviction.
Episode 5 will be out early January, but until then enjoy this important conversation, thank you for the support in 2017, have a fantastic xmas and I’ll speak to you in the New Year.
For support or more information about the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre visit drcc.ie or call their 24 hour helpline on 1800-77-88-88.