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Human Trafficking

# human-trafficking - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome

While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?

Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.

# human-trafficking - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape

The result of 18 months of academic work shows the fear of being named and shamed in a local newspaper would be the greatest deterrent to buyers of sex, writes Nusha Yonkova.

# human-trafficking - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Ross Kemp launches new support agency for human trafficking survivors

The organisation will help with financial advice, specialist legal advice, training, educational opportunities and housing support.

# human-trafficking - Saturday 22 February, 2014

British officers will be looking out for potential slavery victims at airports

The anti-slavery teams will be in place from 1 April.

# human-trafficking - Friday 31 January, 2014

Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named

The two are accused of a number of offences against the women – one of whom has a severe learning disability.

# human-trafficking - Friday 20 December, 2013

Authorities recorded 48 cases of human trafficking in 2012

The figure includes 19 Irish minors, all of whom were reported as victims of sexual exploitation.

# human-trafficking - Monday 9 December, 2013

Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today

Officers found 120 phones, 50 Polish identity cards and £24,000 in cash in the home of a couple who admit forcing women into prostitution.

# human-trafficking - Friday 29 November, 2013

Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers

We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Brothel-keepers guilty pleas welcomed by PSNI

The women travelled to Northern Ireland via Dublin from the Czech Republic and were forced to work in a brothel.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Man convicted in relation to deaths of immigrants on their way to Ireland freed on technicality

The man convicted for attempting to traffic adults and children to Ireland has been released because court documents went missing.

# human-trafficking - Monday 21 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# human-trafficking - Friday 18 October, 2013

Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council

340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.

Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland

Forget the myths you’ve heard about ‘happy prostitutes’ – the reality is that adults and children are in a living hell right now after being trafficked into Ireland for sexual exploitation, writes Denis Charlton.

# human-trafficking - Friday 27 September, 2013

45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year

In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.

# human-trafficking - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Human trafficking report is a ‘wake up’ call to government, says Immigrant Council

Ireland faces criticism over a ‘very low’ number of prosecutions against human traffickers

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave

Over 180 cases of modern day slavery have been uncovered here in the last six years and victims are calling for protection in the law.

# human-trafficking - Friday 26 April, 2013

Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels

Two suspects were arrested as part of the European operation.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging

The Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomed the bill but said trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most predominant form.

Report shows that out of 13 suspected Irish traffickers, none were prosecuted

A new report on human trafficking by the European Commission has found that although the numbers of those trafficked in Europe rose by 18 per cent between 2008 and 2010, convictions dropped by 13 per cent.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.

# human-trafficking - Friday 25 January, 2013

Three arrested in human trafficking investigation

The arrests were part of Operation Quest, and came during planned searches in Dublin, Dundalk and Athlone.

# human-trafficking - Monday 7 January, 2013

‘Modern day slavery’ to be criminalised

Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.

# human-trafficking - Friday 24 August, 2012

Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex

Turn Off the Red Light, a group of 56 charities, has told an Oireachtas committee that Ireland should follow Sweden’s lead.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Northern Ireland to make it illegal to pay for sex

An MLA has launched a public consultation which would see Northern Ireland take the lead in the UK against sexual trafficking.

# human-trafficking - Friday 6 July, 2012

Scores of kidnapped children freed from Chinese traffickers

Babies were being auctioned to the highest bidder for as much as €6,000, according to reports.

# human-trafficking - Thursday 21 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny – report

A US State Department report released yesterday has sparked calls for greater awareness of human trafficking that is happening here in Ireland.

Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?

They should. Irish people have been trafficked abroad for sex – but it’s not as simple as you might think, writes David Lohan.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Immigrant council “deeply disappointed” with BAI ruling over sex trade ads

BAI upheld part of complaint which said that ad concerning prostitution in Ireland was directed towards a ‘political end’.

# human-trafficking - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Rain, post offices and skyscrapers: the week in statistics

Plus: Where does Ireland rank in the world press freedom index – and how many people are visiting Ireland this year?

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Reports of 13 cases of trafficking of minors made last year

Of the alleged victims, eight were said to have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.

# human-trafficking - Friday 20 January, 2012

Belfast: Women arrested in prostitution and human trafficking investigation

Two women have been arrested as part of a PSNI investigation into controlling prostitution and human trafficking in Northern Ireland.

# human-trafficking - Monday 17 October, 2011

Shatter publishes report on prostitution legislation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has published his report into Swedish law criminalising people who purchase sexual services from prostitutes.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery

The Peruvian authorities have rescued almost 300 women they believe are the victims of human trafficking – the youngest girl discovered by police is just 13 years old.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?

Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s wrap-up: Journalists released from Tripoli hotel; Cloyne archbishop agrees: ‘O’Callaghan should have quit’; injunction bans Samsung Galaxy sales in Ireland, and can you be hurt by bullets fired into the air?

Six rescues and four arrests in Belfast human trafficking probe

Officers from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch carry out a major sting on a human trafficking ring in Belfast.

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