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Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking for second year
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Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking for second year

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 34,829 Views 65 Comments

Ireland is the only country in western Europe in this watchlist.

Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences
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Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences

Jun 28th 2021, 2:48 PM 24,498 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí searched locations in three counties in the northwest.

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
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Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 50,118 Views 0 Comments

It’s believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland.

Three men receiving assistance after two Cork premises searched over suspected human trafficking
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Three men receiving assistance after two Cork premises searched over suspected human trafficking

Jul 28th 2020, 2:55 PM 22,317 Views 2 Comments

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking
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Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking

Jun 26th 2020, 9:03 AM 62,720 Views 52 Comments

The annual trafficking report by a US State department has worsened Ireland’s ranking this year.

Two Irish men face illegal immigration charge after 10 people found in lorry
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Two Irish men face illegal immigration charge after 10 people found in lorry

Mar 7th 2020, 5:04 PM 34,483 Views 0 Comments

The two men were arrested in Dover by UK police.

'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks
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'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 27,082 Views 9 Comments

The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.

Northern Irish man (23) charged over Essex lorry deaths
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Northern Irish man (23) charged over Essex lorry deaths

Nov 24th 2019, 10:15 AM 23,983 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Kennedy has been charged with human trafficking offences.

Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese
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Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese

Nov 2nd 2019, 7:32 AM 10,195 Views 0 Comments

Eight women and 31 men were found dead in a refrigerated container in Essex last week.

Two more people arrested over Essex lorry deaths
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Two more people arrested over Essex lorry deaths

Oct 25th 2019, 12:43 PM 51,564 Views 53 Comments

A man and a woman have been arrested by police.

Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast
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Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast

Sep 29th 2019, 4:19 PM 13,985 Views 5 Comments

A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested in the Antrim area on suspicion of controlling prostitution.

US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking
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US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking

Jun 20th 2019, 7:32 PM 13,177 Views 28 Comments

The report published by the US State Department noted Ireland’s use of direct provision centres to accommodate ‘traumatised victims’.

'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out
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'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out

Apr 29th 2019, 7:41 PM 61,221 Views 40 Comments

Mary spoke about her ordeal, and what she had to do while she was kept by her human traffickers.

Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation
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Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation

Apr 14th 2019, 1:20 PM 57,625 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí searched two premises in the Mullingar area, and made two arrests.

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'
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Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 13,215 Views 0 Comments

Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims
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'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Jul 29th 2018, 7:15 PM 8,491 Views 10 Comments

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda
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Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda

Jul 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 52,658 Views 64 Comments

Gardaí have been investigating this gang for a number of years.

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny
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Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny

May 11th 2018, 9:38 PM 84,964 Views 126 Comments

No arrests were made on foot of the inspections of the properties.

Spanish police busts gang that trafficks Chinese migrants to Britain and Ireland for €20,000 per person
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Spanish police busts gang that trafficks Chinese migrants to Britain and Ireland for €20,000 per person

Mar 19th 2018, 8:00 AM 13,133 Views 9 Comments

The arrests came after a three-year investigation.

Number of human trafficking victims in Ireland rose for third consecutive year
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Number of human trafficking victims in Ireland rose for third consecutive year

Jan 3rd 2018, 8:37 PM 14,707 Views 27 Comments

Sexual exploitation is most common but there has been an increase in the proportion of labour exploitation being detected.

Two Vietnamese men were smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouses, court hears
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Two Vietnamese men were smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouses, court hears

Dec 8th 2017, 8:10 PM 15,023 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí raided an industrial estate last year where they found 1,469 cannabis plants.

Number of foreign couples attempting to marry in Ireland drops 58% since new laws
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Number of foreign couples attempting to marry in Ireland drops 58% since new laws

Jul 30th 2017, 4:00 PM 32,572 Views 26 Comments

Gardaí are now using new laws to tackle sham marriages.

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy
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Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:05 PM 21,136 Views 9 Comments

The tragedy was discovered after one of the people involved emerged from the truck and asked a passerby for some water.

‘It wouldn’t happen in D4’: Locals plan to block streets ahead of U2 gig to protest ‘red light district’
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‘It wouldn’t happen in D4’: Locals plan to block streets ahead of U2 gig to protest ‘red light district’

Jul 7th 2017, 6:00 AM 41,855 Views 55 Comments

The protesters allege that two massage parlours in the area are operating as brothels while a third business, which has since closed, was also a front for prostitution.

Ireland 'failing' victims of human trafficking as number detected here rises
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Ireland 'failing' victims of human trafficking as number detected here rises

Jun 27th 2017, 10:46 PM 12,101 Views 31 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said the Government needed to do more to protect trafficking victims.

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
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'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,318 Views 18 Comments

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence
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New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:48 PM 10,364 Views 19 Comments

Four new protective services units went live today.

'Deal with the Wheels': These teenagers are leading the way on some of society's most important issues
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'Deal with the Wheels': These teenagers are leading the way on some of society's most important issues

Apr 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 9,008 Views 2 Comments

A group of students will vie for the title of Young Social Innovators 2017 at the Convention Centre in May.

Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand
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Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Mar 10th 2017, 6:36 PM 14,810 Views 0 Comments

He is accused of pushing some of the boys into prostitution.

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
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Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Feb 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 17,060 Views 61 Comments

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

Aer Lingus worker charged with organising human trafficking has passport seized
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Aer Lingus worker charged with organising human trafficking has passport seized

Jan 31st 2017, 5:02 PM 18,813 Views 0 Comments

The Kildare man paid a bond of €2,000 and €20,000 independent surety.

Two Aer Lingus employees and Chinese national in court over alleged illegal immigration operation
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Two Aer Lingus employees and Chinese national in court over alleged illegal immigration operation

Jan 24th 2017, 12:04 PM 26,222 Views 0 Comments

The three appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice.

People smuggling in Ireland: 'We need to ask, why are they taking this route?'
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People smuggling in Ireland: 'We need to ask, why are they taking this route?'

Jan 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,526 Views 49 Comments

Yesterday, three men were arrested in connection with people smuggling queries – last year, 4,000 people were refused entry at Irish ports.

'Caught red-handed': Teacher held for trying to sell 13-year-old schoolgirl
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'Caught red-handed': Teacher held for trying to sell 13-year-old schoolgirl

Nov 23rd 2016, 10:05 PM 36,567 Views 0 Comments

Galyna Kovalenko, 52, faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.

Lawyers for alleged human trafficker say photos of the 'real criminal' exonerate their client
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Lawyers for alleged human trafficker say photos of the 'real criminal' exonerate their client

Nov 16th 2016, 9:10 PM 13,431 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for the man have said he is the victim of a mistaken identity.

Man (33) due in court in connection with human trafficking by criminal gangs
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Man (33) due in court in connection with human trafficking by criminal gangs

Nov 16th 2016, 9:54 AM 8,494 Views 0 Comments

An investigation into human trafficking of Polish nationals by organised criminal groups for sexual exploitation began in February 2012.

Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe
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Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe

Oct 29th 2016, 3:36 PM 14,058 Views 0 Comments

In 2012, gardaí identified a number of Polish women as victims of sexual exploitation.

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex
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'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Oct 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 23,168 Views 30 Comments

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

Trafficking victims told by 'The Master' they would get new life - but were 'treated like dogs'
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Trafficking victims told by 'The Master' they would get new life - but were 'treated like dogs'

Oct 7th 2016, 1:20 PM 17,860 Views 19 Comments

They were told they would get well-paid jobs and a new life in Northern Ireland.

Six people, including teenage girl, arrested in connection with human trafficking in Meath
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Six people, including teenage girl, arrested in connection with human trafficking in Meath

Aug 19th 2016, 8:54 AM 31,147 Views 61 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre has accused the government of hypocrisy over how it deals with undocumented migrants.

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