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#Prostitution

# prostitution - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

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

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

# prostitution - Monday 18 June, 2018

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)

# prostitution - Friday 11 May, 2018

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny

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

# prostitution - Saturday 24 February, 2018

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.

# prostitution - Friday 23 February, 2018

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.

# prostitution - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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.

# prostitution - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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.

# prostitution - Monday 12 February, 2018

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.

# prostitution - Thursday 11 January, 2018

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.

# prostitution - Saturday 25 November, 2017

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.

# prostitution - Sunday 15 October, 2017

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.

# prostitution - Friday 6 October, 2017

Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted

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

# prostitution - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

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.

# prostitution - Monday 28 August, 2017

'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.

# prostitution - Friday 7 July, 2017

‘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.

# prostitution - Saturday 20 May, 2017

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.

# prostitution - Monday 27 March, 2017

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

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

# prostitution - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

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.

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.

# prostitution - Saturday 29 October, 2016

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.

# prostitution - Monday 17 October, 2016

'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.

# prostitution - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

'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.

# prostitution - Thursday 4 August, 2016

"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.

# prostitution - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed

She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.

# prostitution - Friday 8 April, 2016

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.

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.

# prostitution - Monday 7 December, 2015

'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.

# prostitution - Monday 30 November, 2015

Investigation details systematic movement of prostitutes around Ireland's towns

The RTE Investigations Unit estimates that there are up to 20 gangs involved in organised prostitution here today.

# prostitution - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men

The reports concern several priests in a Rome parish.

# prostitution - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers

The judgement is aimed at preventing abuse.

# prostitution - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

# prostitution - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work

It’s for a play by TheatreClub.

# prostitution - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.

# prostitution - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Prostitution gang's victim was beaten, sold, raped and made sleep with 10 men a day

A gang of 7 men and 4 women have now been jailed for sexually exploited hundreds of women.

# prostitution - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Garda accused of raping woman he arrested investigated by Gsoc

No charges were brought.

# prostitution - Monday 22 June, 2015

Man who admitted to running four brothels in Limerick walks free from court

Doras Luimní is criticising the leniency of the sentence.

# prostitution - Monday 15 June, 2015

A sex worker went on Ray D'Arcy to talk about her campaign ... she wasn't happy with how it went

Laura Lee, a Dublin-born law graduate, accused the host of being hostile and aggressive. Some listeners agreed. Others found it thought-provoking.

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes

The owner said he will pay the women working for him to make up for what they would normally get from clients.

# prostitution - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?

It will be soon.

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