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#Human Trafficking

# human-trafficking - Friday 2 July, 2021

Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking for second year
# Trafficking In Persons
# Trafficking In Persons

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

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 34,342 Views 65 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Monday 28 June, 2021

Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences

Jun 28th 2021, 2:48 PM 24,456 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí searched locations in three counties in the northwest.

# human-trafficking - Friday 11 June, 2021

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

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

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 49,821 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 28th 2020, 2:55 PM 22,266 Views 2 Comments

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

# human-trafficking - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking

Jun 26th 2020, 9:03 AM 62,494 Views 52 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Saturday 7 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 7th 2020, 5:04 PM 34,481 Views 0 Comments

The two men were arrested in Dover by UK police.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 23 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 27,051 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.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Northern Irish man (23) charged over Essex lorry deaths
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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.

# human-trafficking - Saturday 2 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 2nd 2019, 7:32 AM 10,194 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 25 October, 2019

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

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.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 29 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 29th 2019, 4:19 PM 13,953 Views 5 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Thursday 20 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 20th 2019, 7:32 PM 13,176 Views 28 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Monday 29 April, 2019

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

'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 61,140 Views 40 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation
# Co Westmeath
# Co Westmeath

Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation

Apr 14th 2019, 1:20 PM 57,621 Views 15 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 13,214 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.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 29th 2018, 7:15 PM 8,490 Views 10 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Saturday 14 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 52,610 Views 64 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 11 May, 2018

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

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny

May 11th 2018, 9:38 PM 84,911 Views 126 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Monday 19 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 8:00 AM 13,132 Views 9 Comments

The arrests came after a three-year investigation.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 3rd 2018, 8:37 PM 14,706 Views 27 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 8 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 8th 2017, 8:10 PM 15,019 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 4:00 PM 32,547 Views 24 Comments

Gardaí are now using new laws to tackle sham marriages.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 23 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:05 PM 21,135 Views 9 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 7 July, 2017

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

‘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 41,842 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.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 27th 2017, 10:46 PM 12,097 Views 31 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,313 Views 18 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 2 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:48 PM 10,353 Views 19 Comments

Four new protective services units went live today.

# human-trafficking - Monday 24 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 9,007 Views 2 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 10 March, 2017

Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand
# On Trial
# On Trial

Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Mar 10th 2017, 6:36 PM 14,807 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Feb 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 17,058 Views 61 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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

Aer Lingus worker charged with organising human trafficking has passport seized

Jan 31st 2017, 5:02 PM 18,810 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 24th 2017, 12:04 PM 26,221 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?'
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Jan 24th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,506 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.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 10:05 PM 36,564 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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

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
# Sexual Exploitation
# Sexual Exploitation

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

Nov 16th 2016, 9:54 AM 8,493 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Saturday 29 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 29th 2016, 3:36 PM 14,054 Views 0 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Monday 17 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 23,155 Views 30 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 7 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 7th 2016, 1:20 PM 17,850 Views 19 Comments

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 19 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 19th 2016, 8:54 AM 31,143 Views 61 Comments

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

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