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From TheJournal.ie Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services Prostitution

Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Gardaí carried out a number of days of action across the country last week.

From TheJournal.ie Leaders of crime gang running several brothels in London jailed for eight years Prostitution

Leaders of crime gang running several brothels in London jailed for eight years

One victim said she was told her family in Brazil would be killed if she tried to leave.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast Sexual Exploitation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services Crackdown

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Gardaí conducted a number of targeted operations across the country last week.

From TheJournal.ie Banning the purchase of sex in NI has actually led to an increase in sex workers, report finds Prostitution

Banning the purchase of sex in NI has actually led to an increase in sex workers, report finds

It is estimated that the number of sex workers advertising per day is 308.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí attempt to tackle 'highest concentration of sex workers' in north Dublin suburb Santry

Gardaí attempt to tackle 'highest concentration of sex workers' in north Dublin suburb

The area has been pinpointed by gardaí as an area of concern.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Buyers of sex are getting more violent, increasingly influenced by what they see in porn Opinion

Opinion: Buyers of sex are getting more violent, increasingly influenced by what they see in porn

There is a whole generation of violent porn-watchers and they are seeking more and more extreme things from the women in prostitution, writes a Ruhama caseworker.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex Sex Work

36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex

Gardaí said they carried out operations in six divisions last weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers Opinion

Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers

How long more can our government ignore the growing body of evidence that shows that their policies are endangering to the physical and mental health of sex workers, writes Kate McGrew.

From TheJournal.ie Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county' Trafficking

Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county'

A report compared the legislative approaches in six EU countries to tackling human trafficking in prostitution.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels Sex Workers

Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels

A number of suspected brothels have been raided by gardaí in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure' Opinion

Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure'

Prostitution undermines consent and women’s bodily autonomy, writes Samantha Slater.

From TheJournal.ie Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year Ruhama

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny Prostitution

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny

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

From TheJournal.ie Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services' Scandal

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.

From TheJournal.ie Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed Prostitution

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

From TheJournal.ie Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate' Oxfam Uk

Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate'

Chief executive Mark Goldring has repeatedly apologised for failings in the way the charity dealt with claims of sexual misconduct.

From TheJournal.ie Oxfam Ireland emails supporters, promises to 'rebuild trust' after UK staff's Haiti prostitution scandal Oxfam Ireland

Oxfam Ireland emails supporters, promises to 'rebuild trust' after UK staff's Haiti prostitution scandal

Oxfam Ireland confirmed that none of its staff were involved in the scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Deputy chief executive of Oxfam in the UK resigns over prostitution scandal in Haiti Resignation

Deputy chief executive of Oxfam in the UK resigns over prostitution scandal in Haiti

Penny Lawrence said that she was “desperately sorry” for the harm and distress that had been caused.

From TheJournal.ie Three men jailed for plying 14-year-old girl with drugs and forcing her into prostitution in UK Coventry

Three men jailed for plying 14-year-old girl with drugs and forcing her into prostitution in UK

She was reported missing on 8 June 2015. However, she was being held in one of the men’s houses.

From TheJournal.ie Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years Sexual Offences

Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years

New figures from the gardaí and the CSO suggest that sexual offences have diminished massively in recent times.

From TheJournal.ie Grafton Street 1870: 'The street literally swarmed with women of loose character' Column

Grafton Street 1870: 'The street literally swarmed with women of loose character'

Come Here To Me! Vol. 2 celebrates an unexplored Dublin: its public duels and street gangs, suffragettes and drag queens, as well as its not-so-secret gay bars and failed vegetarian societies.

From TheJournal.ie Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted Southeast Asia

Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted

In total, the operation generated hundreds of thousands of pounds.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here Call Andreea

People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here

Ruhama is urging people to call the number and hear what ‘Andreea’ has to say.

From TheJournal.ie 'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016 Ruhama

'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016

Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It wouldn’t happen in D4’: Locals plan to block streets ahead of U2 gig to protest ‘red light district’ Human Trafficking

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Waterford moneylending gang 'in hiding' as it owes money to Nigerian drug dealers Violent Gang

Waterford moneylending gang 'in hiding' as it owes money to Nigerian drug dealers

How locals defied violent threats to rid their community of the criminals.

From TheJournal.ie 'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland Prostitution

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish court told Nigerian woman was forced to have sex with up to 10 men a day Phibsborough

Irish court told Nigerian woman was forced to have sex with up to 10 men a day

The alleged victim was told she might receive €2,000 a day, but would have to pay a €50,000 ‘debt owed’ for bringing her to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Nigerian woman allegedly had 'voodoo process' before being trafficked to Ireland for prostitution Crime

Nigerian woman allegedly had 'voodoo process' before being trafficked to Ireland for prostitution

Joy Imasogie allegedly told the victim she would be working in a hair salon.

From TheJournal.ie Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe Human Trafficking

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex Exploitation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers? Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

From TheJournal.ie 'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse' Turn Off The Red Light

'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'

Former sex workers are calling on the government to pass the Sexual Offences Bill which would make buying sex illegal.

From TheJournal.ie "Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work Outspoken

"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work

The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed Rathmines

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed

She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time to make paying for sex a criminal offence in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to make paying for sex a criminal offence in Ireland?

Legislation for such an action has been in the pipeline for some time, but has never been enacted.

From TheJournal.ie France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws? Prostitution

France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws?

The legislation was not enacted before the previous Dáil was dissolved.

From TheJournal.ie 'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country' Sex Trafficking

'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'

Prostitution charity Ruhama found an increase in the women accessing its services last year.

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