If you have been raped and want to report to the Gardaí you should not wash or shower before having a forensic examination, as this will destroy evidence. You should also keep the clothes you were wearing when you were attacked.
If you do not wish to report to the Gardaí, you still need to see a doctor as soon as possible. While the idea of a physical examination may be distressing, you do need to look after your physical health, and it is important to have a pregnancy test and to arrange for screening for sexually transmitted infections. If you don’t want to see your own doctor, these services can be provided to you in the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit, Tel: 051 842157.