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# prostitution - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation

Brooke Magnanti told that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.

# prostitution - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Tobacco prices, further education and promissory notes

It’s the Dáil’s first day back after the winter recess. Here’s what’s in store.

# prostitution - Monday 14 January, 2013

Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial

Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.

# prostitution - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution

June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence

TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.

# prostitution - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation

The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.

# prostitution - Monday 24 September, 2012

Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex

Tonight’s council meeting will debate a Labour motion which would see Cork become the latest council to call for a change in law.

# prostitution - Friday 31 August, 2012

Man calls police to complain about rising prostitution prices

Michigan police are investigating what they say are vastly different accounts of the incident.

# prostitution - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# prostitution - 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.

# prostitution - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services

Group which assists women affected by prostitution and trafficking says it supported 241 women last year.

# prostitution - 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.

# prostitution - Friday 17 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved, and shared today…

Change in prostitution laws sought

Over “1000 women for sale” in any given week in Ireland, is told as campaign seeks change in law to deter prostitution.

# prostitution - Friday 3 August, 2012

From The42 'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper London 2012

'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper

Logan Campbell, who is in London to represent New Zealand next week in taekwondo, opened a brothel in Auckland in 2009, where prostitution is legal.

# prostitution - Friday 20 July, 2012

Longford council calls for change in prostitution laws

Longford is the second county council to pass a motion proposing the government outlaw paying for sex.

# prostitution - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Government urged to make paying for sex illegal in Ireland

A conference in Dublin today will hear that 97 per cent of those working in the prostitution industry in Ireland are migrants.

# prostitution - Sunday 24 June, 2012

New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'

A Fine Gael TD has said there are a number of shortfalls in the current laws which are being taken advantage of by traffickers.

# prostitution - Friday 22 June, 2012

Sex trade consultation process welcomed by Immigrant Council

Justice minister Alan Shatter has announced details of a major new document which looks at whether prostitution laws should be changed.

Shatter publishes major document on whether Ireland's prostitution laws should change

The discussion document is part of a public consultation process on the future direction of the laws around prostitution.

# prostitution - 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.

# prostitution - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# prostitution - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Changes to prostitution law in Scotland 'could see brothel keepers focus on Ireland'

The Scottish parliament is debating a plan to fast-track new laws which would make it illegal to pay for sex – but that could lead to them moving their activities here, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned.

# prostitution - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Leitrim first council to call for ban on buying sex

Government has failed to fulfill commitments to look at Swedish-style legislation.

# prostitution - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Irish fans urged not to use prostitutes during Euro 2012

Irish fans travelling to Euro 2012 games are being urged by Labour Women not to “put any money in the pockets of the pimps who control the sex industry”.

# prostitution - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny

Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.

# prostitution - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Sex workers concerned over 'indiscriminate nature' of brothel raids

Carrying out searches in “all known properties” and not just ones suspected of exploitation or trafficking is dangerous for independent sex workers, says SWAI.

Cross-border crackdown on 'sleazy' brothels welcomed

But the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned that a legal loophole remains.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Over 100 properties searched in joint Garda and PSNI anti-prostitution operation

‘Operation Quest’ is being coordinated on both sides of the border to tackle organised prostitution and brothel-keeping.

# prostitution - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Prosecutor launches new Strauss-Kahn gang rape investigation DSK

Prosecutor launches new Strauss-Kahn gang rape investigation

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn acknowledges being involved in “libertine” activity, but says he never used violence and was unaware of anyone being paid for sex.

# prostitution - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

"Women sell sex because they have to," says new campaign

The Ruhama agency has launched a new multimedia campaign which it says “contradicts the glamorous veneer and images used to advertise and normalise prostitution”.

# prostitution - Saturday 28 April, 2012

New rules for Secret Service after prostitution scandal

Secret Service agents will now be assigned chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that clamp down on excessive drinking – even when they’re off duty.

# prostitution - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Obama calls Secret Service agents caught in sex scandal ‘knuckleheads’

“What these guys were thinking, I don’t know. That’s why they’re not there anymore.”

# prostitution - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Prostitution scandal: six Secret Service officers lose jobs

And it looks like the scandal may gain even more legs.

# prostitution - Thursday 19 April, 2012

US agents 'removed' after Colombian prostitute scandal

Eight agents remain on administrative leave over scandal which emerged ahead of President Obama’s visit to Colombia.

# prostitution - Sunday 15 April, 2012

US Secret Service agents placed on leave over prostitution scandal

The embarrassing scandal deepens.

# prostitution - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Strauss-Khan to be questioned over alleged links to 'prostitution ring' DSK

Strauss-Khan to be questioned over alleged links to 'prostitution ring'

The former head of the IMF faces questions over his alleged links to a prostitution ring in northern France.