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# prostitution - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Drugs and prostitution will be used to measure Ireland's GDP

Austria, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden have all begun including these figures as part of their GDP.

# prostitution - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?

A conference taking place in Cork this weekend aims to start a public discussion on sexual wellbeing.

# prostitution - Friday 20 June, 2014

Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' trial appeal begins, but he can't go as he's working in a hospice

The billionaire is doing community service for a separate conviction.

# prostitution - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Three arrested in investigation into organised prostitution in Roscommon and Longford

Two males and a female, all aged in their twenties, were released without charge this evening.

# prostitution - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution

Officials are now plastering public spaces with awareness-raising messages to warn tourists that child exploitation is a crime.

# prostitution - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.

# prostitution - 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.

EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking

Cecilia Malmström made the call in a pre-recorded address to a major conference of trafficking experts being held in Dublin.

# prostitution - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Trafficked to Dublin at 15-years-old for sex: 'You would do like 15 guys a day' Prostitution This post contains videos

Trafficked to Dublin at 15-years-old for sex: 'You would do like 15 guys a day'

“There was a guy, I remember a guy who used to come in and say “I want the youngest girl you have here” and he was really old, so to them it was fun,” one young woman said.

# prostitution - 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.

# prostitution - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

# prostitution - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Dutch prostitutes want same retirement perks as professional footballers

They want the same perks because they ‘both do a difficult physical job that they cannot do their whole life’.

# prostitution - 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.

# prostitution - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

France passes law to ban the purchase of sex, ICI calls on Ireland to follow suit

French lawmakers today approved the controversial bill that will make the clients of prostitutes liable for fines starting at €1,500.

# prostitution - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Column: Women in Colombia are fighting back against the use of rape as a weapon of war

Sexual violence is perpetrated by security forces, guerrilla groups and paramilitaries in Colombia – with journalists and human rights defenders targeted alongside civilians. But despite considerable personal risks, women are fighting back.

# prostitution - 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.

# prostitution - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support

Ruhama, which supports women affected by sex trafficking and prostitution, helped 258 people last year — providing services to women from 32 different nationalities.

# prostitution - Friday 18 October, 2013

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.

# prostitution - 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.

# prostitution - Sunday 8 September, 2013

'Pimping and trafficking' continues as Dáil reviews prostitution laws Sex

'Pimping and trafficking' continues as Dáil reviews prostitution laws

Calls have been made for the immediate introduction of new laws to target buyers of sex.

# prostitution - Monday 26 August, 2013

Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening

The new drive-ins are designed to be safer for sex workers, with alarm buttons, doctors and security guards on-hand – but will people actually use them?

# prostitution - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Mystery surrounds Limerick "Red Light District" signs

Stickers were placed over road signs on the street that highlighted the problem of prostitution in Limerick city centre.

# prostitution - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Sex drive-in opens in Zurich

Local authorities hope it will help them regulate and monitor the sex trade.

# prostitution - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Police in Japan bust overweight prostitution service

There’s a market for everything.

# prostitution - Monday 8 July, 2013

Ex-NY governor tries comeback after sex scandal, hopes for forgiveness

Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal.

Waterford becomes 13th local authority to support law targeting sex buyers

Last month an Oireachtas committee also recommended that people who pay for sex should face criminal charges but not prostitutes.

# prostitution - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee

Recommendations that shift the onus on to people who pay for and organise prostitution are welcomed by prostitution support charity Ruhama.

# prostitution - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Victims demand apology from Japanese mayor over wartime sex slaves remark

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII.

# prostitution - Friday 3 May, 2013

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who pay for sex be named and shamed?

TDs will discuss a bill tabled by Deputy Thomas Pringle today that would make it illegal to pay for sex.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Friday morning.

TDs to debate plans to 'name and shame' those who pay for sex

Thomas Pringle has plans to change the current system, which makes it illegal only to solicit prostitution but not to buy it.

# prostitution - Friday 26 April, 2013

Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels

Two suspects were arrested as part of the European operation.

# prostitution - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Extract: I’ve left prostitution behind me, but I worry how my history will impact on my child

From a textbook dysfunctional home life, educational disadvantage and adolescent homelessness, Rachel Moran was primed for life as a prostitute. Here she tells her story about the losses prostitution can bring and how those you love can be tarred with shame by association.

# prostitution - Monday 8 April, 2013

Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters

‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ is the message of the major social media programme.

# prostitution - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Immigrant council says pimps profiting from delay in new prostitution law

The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants TDs and Senators to conclude deliberations on new laws and start enacting them.

# prostitution - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

From The42 Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe Investigation

Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe

The Les Bleus star’s name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on shop-lifting charges.

# prostitution - Monday 11 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey

The news comes as part of an online survey that was conducted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

# prostitution - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Committee on prostitution legislation to hear from award-winning journalist

A wide variety of people and organisations working with those involved in prostitution have been asked to give their views on changes to prostitution legislation today – including RTÉ’s Paul Maguire.

# prostitution - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws

The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.