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#Human Trafficking

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Arrest in Donegal 'highlights need for action on trafficking'

A man in his 40s has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged human trafficking.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats

The operation aims to ‘dismantle the business model’ of human traffickers.

# human-trafficking - Monday 25 May, 2015

Discovered: 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people smugglers

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said it remained unclear how many bodies were buried.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Trafficked woman was locked into cannabis growhouse from the outside

A court today found gardaí failed to identify the woman as a victim of human trafficking.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Two men freed after cannabis arrest, saying they had been trafficked into Ireland

The judge found that the gardaí investigating the case were also investigating the claims that they had been trafficked.

# human-trafficking - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Some convicted migrants may have been forced to commit crimes by human traffickers

183 people were trafficked into Ireland in three years, a report shows.

# human-trafficking - Monday 13 October, 2014

'Traffickers operate only to make money from human misery'

The Justice Minister at a garda conference today quoted victims of sex trafficking who had spoken about their experience with law enforcement in Ireland.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Man released over human trafficking investigation in Armagh

PSNI detectives are sending a file to the Public Prosecution Service following labour exploitation operation.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Co Derry man arrested over death of Afghan migrant found in container

He is suspected of manslaughter and human trafficking offences.

# human-trafficking - Monday 18 August, 2014

Twenty trafficking victims rescued and three men arrested

The 14 men and 6 women range in age from 20 to 48.

# human-trafficking - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law

Twelve months have now passed since a Dáil committee recommended new laws that would see buyers of sex punished.

# 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

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# 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.