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Thursday, 26th March 2020

Rape Crisis North East still working despite closure of centre

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In light of the concerns surrounding the spread of Covid-19, Rape Crisis North East has closed its centre in Dundalk and outreach services in Drogheda and Castleblaney.  

“However we will continue to offer support to existing and new clients by telephone” a spokesperson said. 

“The Health and Safety of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance to us and therefore we have put the following measures in place to ensure continued support.


The Freephone Confidential Helpline number 1800 21 21 22 will remain open Mondays to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm for those who need to access crisis counselling and support.  You can contact the National 24-Hour Helpline Number 1800 77 88 88 outside our helpline hours.

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If you are an existing client your therapist will be in contact with you to arrange your counselling appointments over the phone.  If you require further information, please email

If you are a new client and you would like to arrange an appointment please email or phone 1800 21 21 22, leave a message and your phone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


“Unfortunately the Covid-19 crisis is severely affecting our income. We are unable to hold any public fundraising events to help support the services of our centre.

“If you have the capacity to support us financially, we would be truly grateful to you.  You can donate through PayPal online at or send a cheque to or centre’s address – Rape Crisis North East, Great Northern Distillery, Carrick Road Dundalk.  All donations no matter how small will be very much appreciated.

“We are very aware that this is an extremely anxious time for everyone, and we will do our very best to offer continued support where possible. Thank you for all your support, your patience and your understanding.  Stay safe and we look forward to the day when our services are fully operational again.”


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