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Irish stars donate to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre – after Paddy Jackson trial verdict

The centre was defunded by the government several years ago and now struggles to provide the services required of it.

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Celebrities have been donating to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and asking others to follow suit, in the wake of the four men accused in the Belfast rape trial being acquitted of all charges.

The case, which had been in court since January, proved deeply upsetting to many victims and has led to the helplines for the service being “very busy” according to a spokesperson.

Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding, Rory Harrison and Blane McIlroy were all acquitted this week.

A representative for the centre addressed the crowds at the #IBelieveHer march on O’Connell Street today and spoke of the struggle they face running their crucial services having been defunded by the government a few years ago.

O’Connell Street is at a stand still for the #IBelieveHer March. Huge turnout.

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While many people felt helpless about the way sexual assault victims are treated by judicial systems, a positive step celebrities turned to was donating to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.

Vogue Williams, Louise Cooney, Louise McSharry and Rosanna Davison, among others, urged their followers to donate follow them in donating to the important cause.

Public outrage has been palpable following the result of the trial.