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# Prostitution

Last year
Ruhama reports 68% increase in those who they assisted from trafficking
Trafficked sex workers are being forced to pay over €5,000 a month to crime gangs
Landmark human trafficking case sees jail sentences increased for forced prostitution
Human trafficking and prostitution trial of two Brazilian women collapses
All time
Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says
Two women charged over alleged human trafficking offences due in court
Over 600 'sale of sex' convictions to be expunged in effort to recognise vulnerable victims
New garda vice unit brings 71 extra charges against man accused of running brothels
Man and woman arrested as part of investigations into prostitution and organised crime
'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks
Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
Leaders of crime gang running several brothels in London jailed for eight years
Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast
Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
Banning the purchase of sex in NI has actually led to an increase in sex workers, report finds
Gardaí attempt to tackle 'highest concentration of sex workers' in north Dublin suburb
Opinion: Buyers of sex are getting more violent, increasingly influenced by what they see in porn
Anonymous Ruhama Caseworker
'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out
36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex
Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers
Kate McGrew
Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county'
Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels
Consent: 'The purchase of sex is conducted without regard for women’s pleasure'
Samantha Slater
Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year
Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny
Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'
Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed
Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate'
Oxfam Ireland emails supporters, promises to 'rebuild trust' after UK staff's Haiti prostitution scandal
Deputy chief executive of Oxfam in the UK resigns over prostitution scandal in Haiti
Three men jailed for plying 14-year-old girl with drugs and forcing her into prostitution in UK
Prostitution offences have dropped hugely in the last five years
Grafton Street 1870: 'The street literally swarmed with women of loose character'
Donal Fallon
Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted
People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here
'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016
‘It wouldn’t happen in D4’: Locals plan to block streets ahead of U2 gig to protest ‘red light district’
Waterford moneylending gang 'in hiding' as it owes money to Nigerian drug dealers
'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland