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Over 600 'sale of sex' convictions to be expunged in effort to recognise vulnerable victims
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Over 600 'sale of sex' convictions to be expunged in effort to recognise vulnerable victims

Apr 25th 2021, 3:37 PM 44,877 Views 33 Comments

It follows on from law changes introduced in 2017.

New garda vice unit brings 71 extra charges against man accused of running brothels
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New garda vice unit brings 71 extra charges against man accused of running brothels

Feb 2nd 2021, 5:20 PM 40,134 Views 0 Comments

Mr Showky and his partner allegedly ran brothels across Dublin.

Man and woman arrested as part of investigations into prostitution and organised crime
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Man and woman arrested as part of investigations into prostitution and organised crime

Oct 15th 2020, 8:51 PM 34,710 Views 0 Comments

They are currently being detained at a Dublin garda station.

'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 27,077 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.

Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
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Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Nov 27th 2019, 2:54 PM 26,279 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Oct 28th 2019, 4:35 PM 29,699 Views 20 Comments

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

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 13,982 Views 5 Comments

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

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
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Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Sep 27th 2019, 10:04 AM 44,778 Views 120 Comments

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

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

Sep 18th 2019, 1:33 PM 18,199 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Aug 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 117,194 Views 62 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 52,691 Views 145 Comments

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.

'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 61,213 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2019, 5:14 PM 35,035 Views 84 Comments

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

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

Mar 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,038 Views 49 Comments

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.

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

Nov 13th 2018, 6:10 AM 64,534 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Oct 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 75,637 Views 116 Comments

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

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

Jul 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,426 Views 227 Comments

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

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year
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Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

Jun 18th 2018, 1:57 PM 9,616 Views 24 Comments

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

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 84,959 Views 126 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2018, 12:24 PM 11,659 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:01 AM 61,600 Views 203 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2018, 4:24 PM 12,473 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2018, 9:28 PM 10,299 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Feb 12th 2018, 3:11 PM 11,465 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2018, 4:24 PM 51,068 Views 62 Comments

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

Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years
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Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years

Nov 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 21,199 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Oct 15th 2017, 3:30 PM 20,097 Views 31 Comments

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.

Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted
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Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted

Oct 6th 2017, 1:19 PM 14,167 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2017, 6:09 PM 35,512 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Aug 28th 2017, 12:41 PM 19,546 Views 149 Comments

Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.

‘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 41,853 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.

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

May 20th 2017, 6:05 AM 104,828 Views 86 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2017, 2:57 PM 64,813 Views 161 Comments

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

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

Jan 18th 2017, 5:45 PM 37,087 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Jan 18th 2017, 6:03 AM 16,176 Views 0 Comments

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

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.

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

Sep 18th 2016, 7:00 PM 20,397 Views 69 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

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

Sep 18th 2016, 11:55 AM 25,867 Views 132 Comments

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

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

Aug 4th 2016, 11:52 AM 22,383 Views 123 Comments

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

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