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#Sex Workers

# sex-workers - Thursday 13 February, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judge O’Connor reserved his judgment until next week.

# sex-workers - 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-workers - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Websites advertising sex remain operational.

# sex-workers - Saturday 27 October, 2018

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

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?'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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

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'

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

# sex-workers - Monday 15 June, 2015

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That is an 18% increase on 2012.

# sex-workers - Friday 17 October, 2014

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

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'

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?

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

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

# sex-workers - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

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