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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Human Trafficking

This month
November 2023
Man charged after being arrested in connection with human trafficking investigation
The man was arrested at Dublin Airport on Thursday.
Man arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into trafficking for sexual exploitation
The detained individual is currently being held at a west Dublin Garda Station, where he may be detained for up to seven days.
Human trafficking victims to be protected from deportation under new plans
Dedicated accommodation for victims of trafficking will also be established.
Last month
October 2023
Two men charged after being arrested in Donegal by gardaí investigating alleged human trafficking
They are expected to appear before a special sitting of Ballyshannon District Court at 6.30pm today.
Two Latvian men arrested in Donegal by Gardaí investigating alleged human trafficking
Europol officers are currently in Donegal, and have participated in this investigation.
Ruhama reports 68% increase in those who they assisted from trafficking
The charity engaged with 497 individuals last year, 224 of whom were new referrals.
This year
Suspected trafficking for organ removal recorded for first time in Ireland last year, report shows
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has published a new anti-trafficking report today.
US Government finds Ireland is failing to convict traffickers or support their victims
Ireland has not convicted any traffickers in the last year, a US State Department has found.
Rise in sex trafficking victims seeking help in Ireland as State is failing on key reforms
Demand for the sex trade is on the rise in Ireland, a charity that works with victims has found.
Trafficked sex workers are being forced to pay over €5,000 a month to crime gangs
Detectives are investigating a number of property owners who are providing apartments to organised crime groups.
Romanian court extends Andrew Tate’s detention for a third time
The British-US citizen was arrested on 29 December when authorities descended on his property north of Bucharest.
Landmark human trafficking case sees jail sentences increased for forced prostitution
The Court of Appeal quashed the original sentence and re-sentenced both women to increased jail terms.
'Non-EU nurses are paying to come here': Ireland's place in global scramble for healthcare staff
The co-founder of Migrant Nurses Ireland said the organisation is aware of instances of non-EU nurses paying to come to Ireland for work.
Explainer: What is the difference between ‘economic migrants’, ‘refugees’ and 'asylum-seekers'?
False claims about asylum seekers often use terms in confusing and contradictory ways
Romanian authorities extend detention of controversial influencer Andrew Tate
The controversial influencer is under investigation for alleged human trafficking and rape.
Andrew Tate due in Romanian court to appeal against continued detention
The controversial social media influencer is charged with being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking and rape.
Last year
Romanian court orders 30-day detention of Andrew Tate over allegations of human trafficking
Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested yesterday.
Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
A report by
Maria Delaney and Geela Garcia
Our investigation finds 35 referrals of human trafficking in sector – but no prosecutions.
US report states Ireland has systemic deficiencies in victim identification, referral and assistance
Alleged trafficking victim: "It hurt. I felt the punch land. I told him if he did that again I’d report him."
Man (30s) due in court in connection with human trafficking investigation
The man was arrested during the course of a search and arrest operation in Co Galway yesterday.
Man (30s) arrested in connection with human trafficking investigation
The man was arrested during the course of a search and arrest operation in Co Galway today.
Man and woman appear in Co Tyrone court on brothel keeping charges
Gerard Corrigan and Mavie Martins Mariano appeared separately via video link before Dungannon Magistrate’s Court today.
Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions
Concern was also expressed about the availability of ‘qualified interpreters’ and a lack of specialised accomodation.
Fugitive wanted for human trafficking offences surrendered to Lithuania police at Dublin Port
Gardaí said the man has strong links to organised crime.
Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims
The national anti-trafficking rapporteur listed education, the war in Ukraine and age identification as concerns.
Air and sea transport links make Ireland a 'key target' for international human trafficking
The Azure Forum looked at organised crime across the UK and Ireland and how the two jurisdictions interact.
Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border
The US Department of Justice said the man has been charged with human smuggling.
All time
Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking
As a result of the initiative, one female victim of sexual labour/exploitation was identified.
Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences
Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women.
Two women charged over alleged human trafficking offences due in court
They will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am today.
Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking for second year
Ireland is the only country in western Europe in this watchlist.
Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences
Gardaí searched locations in three counties in the northwest.
Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
It’s believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland.
Three men receiving assistance after two Cork premises searched over suspected human trafficking
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking
The annual trafficking report by a US State department has worsened Ireland’s ranking this year.
Two Irish men face illegal immigration charge after 10 people found in lorry
The two men were arrested in Dover by UK police.
'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks
The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.
Northern Irish man (23) charged over Essex lorry deaths
Christopher Kennedy has been charged with human trafficking offences.
Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese
Eight women and 31 men were found dead in a refrigerated container in Essex last week.
Two more people arrested over Essex lorry deaths
A man and a woman have been arrested by police.
Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast
A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested in the Antrim area on suspicion of controlling prostitution.