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#Sex Workers

# sex-workers - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'

Apr 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 48,565 Views 0 Comments

Kate McGrew on how the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation and stigma are making life more difficult for sex workers in Ireland.

# sex-workers - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district
# New Rules
# New Rules

Amsterdam has banned tour groups from sex workers’ windows in red light district

Feb 13th 2020, 10:16 PM 50,993 Views 46 Comments

The move is an attempt to address over-tourism and protect workers.

# sex-workers - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Nov 27th 2019, 2:54 PM 26,102 Views 21 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Gardaí make five arrests as they carry out raids linked to spate of assaults on sex workers
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Gardaí make five arrests as they carry out raids linked to spate of assaults on sex workers

Nov 20th 2019, 1:35 PM 18,659 Views 12 Comments

A number of women have been subjected to violent attacks in recent weeks.

# sex-workers - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'They need to be vigilant': Appeal for sex workers to come forward over recent spate of assaults
# Investigation
# Investigation

'They need to be vigilant': Appeal for sex workers to come forward over recent spate of assaults

Nov 14th 2019, 8:56 AM 18,628 Views 53 Comments

Detective chief superintendent Declan Daly said no sex worker who comes forward will face prosecution.

# sex-workers - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Gardaí investigating seven targeted attacks on sex workers
# Operation Quest
# Operation Quest

Gardaí investigating seven targeted attacks on sex workers

Nov 13th 2019, 9:16 PM 21,349 Views 11 Comments

Gardaí said the motive for the attacks appears to be monetary gain and that violence has been used.

# sex-workers - Monday 14 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 5:20 PM 28,002 Views 0 Comments

Judge O’Connor reserved his judgment until next week.

# sex-workers - Friday 27 September, 2019

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Sep 27th 2019, 10:04 AM 44,744 Views 120 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Sex workers' support group praises 20 year sentence for rapist as it thanks victims for coming forward
# Conviction
# Conviction

Sex workers' support group praises 20 year sentence for rapist as it thanks victims for coming forward

Jul 31st 2019, 10:00 PM 33,817 Views 23 Comments

Gheorghe Goidan was sentenced to 20 years today.

# sex-workers - Monday 29 April, 2019

'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out
# Crimecall
# Crimecall

'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out

Apr 29th 2019, 7:41 PM 61,140 Views 40 Comments

Mary spoke about her ordeal, and what she had to do while she was kept by her human traffickers.

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

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

Apr 29th 2019, 5:14 PM 34,975 Views 84 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Amsterdam to ban guided tours through Red Light District from next year
# Disrespectful
# Disrespectful

Amsterdam to ban guided tours through Red Light District from next year

Mar 21st 2019, 7:48 AM 27,758 Views 66 Comments

Local authorities said that guided tours in the area are often “not respectful towards sex workers”.

# sex-workers - Saturday 5 January, 2019

No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced
# Escorts Ireland
# Escorts Ireland

No convictions secured against sex buyers since new laws introduced

Jan 5th 2019, 7:00 PM 76,139 Views 91 Comments

Websites advertising sex remain operational.

# sex-workers - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels

Oct 27th 2018, 10:00 PM 75,459 Views 116 Comments

A number of suspected brothels have been raided by gardaí in the last year.

# sex-workers - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,328 Views 109 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Monday 18 June, 2018

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year
# Ruhama
# Ruhama

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

Jun 18th 2018, 1:57 PM 9,615 Views 24 Comments

The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)

# sex-workers - Friday 23 February, 2018

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Buying sex has been illegal in Ireland for one year but 'very little' has changed

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:01 AM 61,450 Views 203 Comments

Supporters and detractors of the new law have spoken of their frustration over the new bill.

# sex-workers - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas
# Dangers Of The Job
# Dangers Of The Job

'I work because they are lonely': Sex workers describe the dangers of the trade at Christmas

Dec 23rd 2017, 9:30 PM 71,417 Views 84 Comments

Many sex workers face added dangers at Christmas time.

# sex-workers - Monday 27 March, 2017

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

Mar 27th 2017, 2:57 PM 64,744 Views 161 Comments

Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.

# sex-workers - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'I don't see it as a solution': Government minister says proposed sex worker laws won't work
# Breaking Rank
# Breaking Rank

'I don't see it as a solution': Government minister says proposed sex worker laws won't work

Oct 26th 2016, 8:28 PM 11,474 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy said Ireland has not got the resources to police prostitution.

# sex-workers - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

'It's not working': Sex worker challenges new laws in court
# Belfast
# Belfast

'It's not working': Sex worker challenges new laws in court

Sep 28th 2016, 12:54 PM 19,758 Views 169 Comments

Campaigners want to protect those who choose to be sex workers and not put them in harm’s way.

# sex-workers - Sunday 18 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 18th 2016, 7:00 PM 20,394 Views 69 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

# sex-workers - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Judge praises sex workers' "courage and determination", returns "hard earned" cash stolen from them
# Clyde Court Hotel
# Clyde Court Hotel

Judge praises sex workers' "courage and determination", returns "hard earned" cash stolen from them

Feb 9th 2016, 4:07 PM 42,318 Views 52 Comments

The prosecution in the case of thief Mantas Grazevicius had suggested that two sex workers’ earnings that Grazevicius had stolen be confiscated by the State.

# sex-workers - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

New laws in Germany will make clients of sex-workers wear condoms
# Regulate
# Regulate

New laws in Germany will make clients of sex-workers wear condoms

Feb 2nd 2016, 9:37 PM 15,783 Views 44 Comments

The laws will come into effect in July 2017 if they receive parliamentary backing.

# sex-workers - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Why is the world's 29th richest person funding a campaign by Irish sex workers?
# George Soros
# George Soros

Why is the world's 29th richest person funding a campaign by Irish sex workers?

Dec 23rd 2015, 6:10 AM 25,773 Views 43 Comments

Billionaire investor and activist George Soros is backing the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland.

# sex-workers - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Sex workers marched on Leinster House tonight
# Sex Laws
# Sex Laws

Sex workers marched on Leinster House tonight

Dec 17th 2015, 7:37 PM 40,072 Views 89 Comments

The group held a vigil to oppose new laws criminalising those who pay for sex.

# sex-workers - Thursday 5 November, 2015

First man arrested under new prostitution laws in the North
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

First man arrested under new prostitution laws in the North

Nov 5th 2015, 9:27 PM 33,694 Views 40 Comments

A Bill to introduce similar legislation south of the border is currently in the works.

# sex-workers - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

Aug 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 31,667 Views 99 Comments

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

# sex-workers - Monday 15 June, 2015

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes
# Get Up Stand Up
# Get Up Stand Up

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes

Jun 15th 2015, 8:48 AM 17,875 Views 25 Comments

The owner said he will pay the women working for him to make up for what they would normally get from clients.

# sex-workers - Thursday 28 May, 2015

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

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

May 28th 2015, 10:15 AM 30,750 Views 124 Comments

It will be soon.

# sex-workers - Monday 18 May, 2015

Sex workers have asked Jill Meagher's husband to drop his support for an anti-sex trade group
# Not Helping
# Not Helping

Sex workers have asked Jill Meagher's husband to drop his support for an anti-sex trade group

May 18th 2015, 9:07 AM 26,881 Views 73 Comments

Sex workers in St Kilda, Victoria, have signed an open letter to Tom Meagher claiming that campaigning for men to stop buying sex services is ‘not helpful’.

# sex-workers - Sunday 22 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 6:53 PM 30,138 Views 60 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Sunday 25 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,430 Views 142 Comments

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-workers - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House
# Remembering The Dead
# Remembering The Dead

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,517 Views 55 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker
# Outlawed
# Outlawed

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

Nov 25th 2014, 6:15 PM 35,056 Views 173 Comments

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

# sex-workers - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year

Nov 5th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,560 Views 29 Comments

That is an 18% increase on 2012.

# sex-workers - Friday 17 October, 2014

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised
# Nordic Model
# Nordic Model

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised

Oct 17th 2014, 9:56 PM 18,785 Views 55 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “examining” legislation that would criminalise buying sex.

# sex-workers - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 10,333 Views 39 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Saturday 21 June, 2014

'Sex didn’t exist until the Late Late show': Can Irish people talk about intimacy?
# The Birds And The Bees
# The Birds And The Bees

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

Jun 21st 2014, 8:15 AM 14,442 Views 45 Comments

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

# sex-workers - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution
# World Cup
# World Cup

Brazil worried World Cup will mean surge in child prostitution

May 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 15,198 Views 17 Comments

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

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