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#turn off the red light

# turn-off-the-red-light - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'

Former sex workers are calling on the government to pass the Sexual Offences Bill which would make buying sex illegal.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law

Twelve months have now passed since a Dáil committee recommended new laws that would see buyers of sex punished.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - Monday 8 July, 2013

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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'

Over 1,000 women for sale on the internet in Ireland, TheJournal.ie told, but few go to police.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - 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.

# turn-off-the-red-light - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Column: Sex workers face brutal abuse. Do we want this to be ‘normal’?

It’s time for legal action on the ‘oldest profession’ – which is far from a necessary evil, writes Denise Charlton.

# turn-off-the-red-light - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Law banning purchase of sex "would reduce sex trafficking and prostitution"

Police officers from Sweden and Norway met with members of the Gardaí, the HSE and other organisations to discuss making the purchase of sex illegal in Ireland.

Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?

Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan