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#Human Trafficking

# human-trafficking - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
# Modern Slavery
# Modern Slavery

Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation

Dec 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 8,874 Views 10 Comments
  • 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
# Charged
# Charged

Man (30s) due in court in connection with human trafficking investigation

Nov 29th 2022, 8:44 AM 12,154 Views 0 Comments

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
# Galway
# Galway

Man (30s) arrested in connection with human trafficking investigation

Nov 28th 2022, 9:44 PM 16,764 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested during the course of a search and arrest operation in Co Galway today.

# human-trafficking - Last month November 2022

Man and woman appear in Co Tyrone court on brothel keeping charges
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Man and woman appear in Co Tyrone court on brothel keeping charges

Nov 23rd 2022, 4:20 PM 17,907 Views 0 Comments

Gerard Corrigan and Mavie Martins Mariano appeared separately via video link before Dungannon Magistrate’s Court today.

# human-trafficking - This year 2022

Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions

Sep 28th 2022, 6:00 AM 5,738 Views 0 Comments

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
# Extradition
# Extradition

Fugitive wanted for human trafficking offences surrendered to Lithuania police at Dublin Port

Sep 22nd 2022, 5:56 PM 29,274 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said the man has strong links to organised crime.

Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims

Jun 21st 2022, 6:00 AM 6,113 Views 2 Comments

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
# Crossing Borders
# Crossing Borders

Air and sea transport links make Ireland a 'key target' for international human trafficking

Apr 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 13,073 Views 0 Comments

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
# Manitoba
# Manitoba

Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border

Jan 21st 2022, 12:04 PM 32,721 Views 3 Comments

The US Department of Justice said the man has been charged with human smuggling.

# human-trafficking - Last year 2021

Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking
# Garda Operation
# Garda Operation

Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking

Nov 26th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,671 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences

Sep 28th 2021, 5:19 PM 17,275 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Two women charged over alleged human trafficking offences due in court

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:40 AM 19,918 Views 0 Comments

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
# Trafficking In Persons
# Trafficking In Persons

Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking for second year

Updated Jul 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 36,200 Views 65 Comments

Ireland is the only country in western Europe in this watchlist.

Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences

Jun 28th 2021, 2:48 PM 24,598 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí searched locations in three counties in the northwest.

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
# Courts
# Courts

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 50,961 Views 0 Comments

It’s believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland.

# human-trafficking - All time

Three men receiving assistance after two Cork premises searched over suspected human trafficking
# Cork
# Cork

Three men receiving assistance after two Cork premises searched over suspected human trafficking

Jul 28th 2020, 2:55 PM 22,376 Views 2 Comments

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking
# Report
# Report

Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking

Jun 26th 2020, 9:03 AM 63,722 Views 52 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Two Irish men face illegal immigration charge after 10 people found in lorry

Mar 7th 2020, 5:04 PM 34,536 Views 0 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 27,302 Views 9 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Northern Irish man (23) charged over Essex lorry deaths

Nov 24th 2019, 10:15 AM 24,029 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Kennedy has been charged with human trafficking offences.

Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese
# Essex
# Essex

Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese

Nov 2nd 2019, 7:32 AM 10,221 Views 0 Comments

Eight women and 31 men were found dead in a refrigerated container in Essex last week.

Two more people arrested over Essex lorry deaths
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two more people arrested over Essex lorry deaths

Oct 25th 2019, 12:43 PM 51,590 Views 53 Comments

A man and a woman have been arrested by police.

Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast
# Sexual Exploitation
# Sexual Exploitation

Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast

Sep 29th 2019, 4:19 PM 14,258 Views 5 Comments

A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested in the Antrim area on suspicion of controlling prostitution.

US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking

Jun 20th 2019, 7:32 PM 13,201 Views 28 Comments

The report published by the US State Department noted Ireland’s use of direct provision centres to accommodate ‘traumatised victims’.

'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 61,446 Views 40 Comments

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

Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation
# Co Westmeath
# Co Westmeath

Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation

Apr 14th 2019, 1:20 PM 57,675 Views 15 Comments

Gardaí searched two premises in the Mullingar area, and made two arrests.

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:30 PM 13,233 Views 0 Comments

Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims
# Crisis
# Crisis

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Jul 29th 2018, 7:15 PM 8,516 Views 10 Comments

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda
# Under Investigation
# Under Investigation

Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda

Jul 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 52,878 Views 64 Comments

Gardaí have been investigating this gang for a number of years.

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny

May 11th 2018, 9:38 PM 85,267 Views 126 Comments

No arrests were made on foot of the inspections of the properties.

Spanish police busts gang that trafficks Chinese migrants to Britain and Ireland for €20,000 per person
# Illegal Entry
# Illegal Entry

Spanish police busts gang that trafficks Chinese migrants to Britain and Ireland for €20,000 per person

Mar 19th 2018, 8:00 AM 13,139 Views 9 Comments

The arrests came after a three-year investigation.

Number of human trafficking victims in Ireland rose for third consecutive year
# Sexual Exploitation
# Sexual Exploitation

Number of human trafficking victims in Ireland rose for third consecutive year

Jan 3rd 2018, 8:37 PM 14,731 Views 27 Comments

Sexual exploitation is most common but there has been an increase in the proportion of labour exploitation being detected.

Two Vietnamese men were smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouses, court hears
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Two Vietnamese men were smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouses, court hears

Dec 8th 2017, 8:10 PM 15,048 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí raided an industrial estate last year where they found 1,469 cannabis plants.

Number of foreign couples attempting to marry in Ireland drops 58% since new laws
# Operation Vantage
# Operation Vantage

Number of foreign couples attempting to marry in Ireland drops 58% since new laws

Jul 30th 2017, 4:00 PM 32,667 Views 24 Comments

Gardaí are now using new laws to tackle sham marriages.

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy
# SAN ANTONIO
# SAN ANTONIO

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy

Jul 23rd 2017, 12:05 PM 21,191 Views 9 Comments

The tragedy was discovered after one of the people involved emerged from the truck and asked a passerby for some water.

‘It wouldn’t happen in D4’: Locals plan to block streets ahead of U2 gig to protest ‘red light district’
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

‘It wouldn’t happen in D4’: Locals plan to block streets ahead of U2 gig to protest ‘red light district’

Jul 7th 2017, 6:00 AM 41,923 Views 55 Comments

The protesters allege that two massage parlours in the area are operating as brothels while a third business, which has since closed, was also a front for prostitution.

Ireland 'failing' victims of human trafficking as number detected here rises
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Ireland 'failing' victims of human trafficking as number detected here rises

Jun 27th 2017, 10:46 PM 12,128 Views 31 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said the Government needed to do more to protect trafficking victims.

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,353 Views 18 Comments

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence
# Protective Services
# Protective Services

New specially trained garda units to investigate child abuse and domestic violence

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:48 PM 10,488 Views 19 Comments

Four new protective services units went live today.

'Deal with the Wheels': These teenagers are leading the way on some of society's most important issues
# Innovators
# Innovators

'Deal with the Wheels': These teenagers are leading the way on some of society's most important issues

Apr 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 9,039 Views 2 Comments

A group of students will vie for the title of Young Social Innovators 2017 at the Convention Centre in May.

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