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'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'
# Turn Off The Red Light
# Turn Off The Red Light

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

Sep 18th 2016, 11:55 AM 26,239 Views 132 Comments

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

Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'
# Turn Off The Red Light
# Turn Off The Red Light

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

Jun 11th 2015, 5:20 PM 6,698 Views 27 Comments

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

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 30,800 Views 124 Comments

It will be soon.

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 30,234 Views 60 Comments

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

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 35,124 Views 173 Comments

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law
# Turn Off The Red Light
# Turn Off The Red Light

Pimps 'taking advantage' of delay in new prostitution law

Jun 26th 2014, 9:54 AM 17,511 Views 58 Comments

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

'Pimping and trafficking' continues as Dáil reviews prostitution laws
# Sex
# Sex

'Pimping and trafficking' continues as Dáil reviews prostitution laws

Sep 8th 2013, 12:28 PM 10,936 Views 139 Comments

Calls have been made for the immediate introduction of new laws to target buyers of sex.

Waterford becomes 13th local authority to support law targeting sex buyers
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Waterford becomes 13th local authority to support law targeting sex buyers

Jul 8th 2013, 8:21 PM 11,533 Views 97 Comments

Last month an Oireachtas committee also recommended that people who pay for sex should face criminal charges but not prostitutes.

Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee

Jun 27th 2013, 11:16 AM 12,279 Views 254 Comments

Recommendations that shift the onus on to people who pay for and organise prostitution are welcomed by prostitution support charity Ruhama.

Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'

Oct 18th 2012, 1:42 PM 6,491 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 24th 2012, 10:29 AM 5,780 Views 22 Comments

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

Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex

Aug 24th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,620 Views 67 Comments

Turn Off the Red Light, a group of 56 charities, has told an Oireachtas committee that Ireland should follow Sweden’s lead.

Longford council calls for change in prostitution laws
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Longford council calls for change in prostitution laws

Jul 20th 2012, 6:30 AM 8,300 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2012, 7:30 PM 426 Views 139 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 AM 3,552 Views 81 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 AM 408 Views 33 Comments

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