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#sex work

# sex-work - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Gardaí carried out a number of days of action across the country last week.

# sex-work - Monday 14 October, 2019

Ex-sex worker asks judge to stop woman publishing claims she never 'worked' certain Dublin streets

Judge O’Connor reserved his judgment until next week.

# sex-work - Friday 27 September, 2019

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Gardaí conducted a number of targeted operations across the country last week.

# sex-work - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Banning the purchase of sex in NI has actually led to an increase in sex workers, report finds

It is estimated that the number of sex workers advertising per day is 308.

# sex-work - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Gardaí attempt to tackle 'highest concentration of sex workers' in north Dublin suburb

The area has been pinpointed by gardaí as an area of concern.

# sex-work - Monday 29 April, 2019

36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex

Gardaí said they carried out operations in six divisions last weekend.

# sex-work - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers

How long more can our government ignore the growing body of evidence that shows that their policies are endangering to the physical and mental health of sex workers, writes Kate McGrew.

# sex-work - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Opinion: 'All labour involves selling our bodies in some form, so what is different about sex work?'

Sex workers exist, there is no sign of them disappearing, and they deserve the same rights as other workers, writes Danny Rigg.

# sex-work - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Kate McGrew: 'I came out to my parents as a sex worker on national television'

If you saw that show you will realise that sex workers don’t just sell sex, writes Kate McGrew.

# sex-work - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.

# sex-work - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here

Ruhama is urging people to call the number and hear what ‘Andreea’ has to say.

# sex-work - Friday 2 June, 2017

'I feel unsafe now I work alone': Inside the world of Ireland's sex workers

Buying sex is now illegal in Ireland – workers say they now feel scared and alone.

# sex-work - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered

Around 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.

# sex-work - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage

The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.

# sex-work - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Gardaí don't believe young sex workers were operating Galway brothel on their own

The four women, in their 20s and 30s, were fined in court yesterday.

# sex-work - Sunday 18 September, 2016

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

# sex-work - Thursday 4 August, 2016

"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work

The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.

# sex-work - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed

She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.

# sex-work - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers

The judgement is aimed at preventing abuse.

# sex-work - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Sex workers hit out at new bill criminalising prostitution clients

The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.

# sex-work - Sunday 9 August, 2015

Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work

It’s for a play by TheatreClub.

# sex-work - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.

# sex-work - Monday 15 June, 2015

A sex worker went on Ray D'Arcy to talk about her campaign ... she wasn't happy with how it went

Laura Lee, a Dublin-born law graduate, accused the host of being hostile and aggressive. Some listeners agreed. Others found it thought-provoking.

# sex-work - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has called for stronger anti-trafficking measures.

# sex-work - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?

It will be soon.

# sex-work - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker

Northern Ireland brought in new laws first and the Republic has followed.

# sex-work - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Opinion: Buying a woman's body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act

It is not acceptable to turn a blind eye to the sex industry as it stands – far too little is done to protect the vulnerable.

# sex-work - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

# sex-work - Friday 12 December, 2014

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law

Some campaigners say the new law violates sexual freedom and is misogynistic.

# sex-work - Friday 5 December, 2014

One man arrested in massive Garda operation into prostitution

33 buildings were searched in the operation.

# sex-work - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

# sex-work - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Inside the brothels: 19 striking photos of owners, sex workers and their clients

Photographer Marc McAndrews visited every legal brothel in the US.

# sex-work - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.

# sex-work - Monday 21 July, 2014

Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me

I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.

# sex-work - 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.

# sex-work - 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.

# sex-work - Monday 11 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# sex-work - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Many brothels run by foreign organised crime gangs, committee hears

A Garda Superintendent told the hearings on prostitution that there has been a “notable change” in the industry in recent years.

# sex-work - 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.

# sex-work - 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.

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