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# Human Trafficking

Last month
April 2024
500% increase in migrant children arriving alone in Ireland claiming asylum
New investigation finds that more than 51,000 minors have disappeared after arriving in Europe between 2021 and 2023.
Lack of awareness in homelessness sector about possibility of men being trafficked, report finds
This year
Two appear in court charged with human trafficking and money laundering
Three men arrested as part of Garda investigation into human trafficking and labour exploitation
Last year
Over 60 migrant children missing after disappearing from State care
The boys and girls – who sought protection after fleeing war-torn countries – vanished in Ireland since 2017.
Noteworthy analysis finds a large number of missing migrant children were not the subject of public garda appeals to help locate them
This year alone, 20 refugee children disappeared and remain missing from Tusla care - the highest yearly number to date
Children’s rights organisations express concerns over underage migrants and raise trafficking fears
Man charged after being arrested in connection with human trafficking investigation
Man arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into trafficking for sexual exploitation
Human trafficking victims to be protected from deportation under new plans
Two men charged after being arrested in Donegal by gardaí investigating alleged human trafficking
Two Latvian men arrested in Donegal by Gardaí investigating alleged human trafficking
Ruhama reports 68% increase in those who they assisted from trafficking
Suspected trafficking for organ removal recorded for first time in Ireland last year, report shows
US Government finds Ireland is failing to convict traffickers or support their victims
Rise in sex trafficking victims seeking help in Ireland as State is failing on key reforms
Trafficked sex workers are being forced to pay over €5,000 a month to crime gangs
Romanian court extends Andrew Tate’s detention for a third time
Landmark human trafficking case sees jail sentences increased for forced prostitution
'Non-EU nurses are paying to come here': Ireland's place in global scramble for healthcare staff
Explainer: What is the difference between ‘economic migrants’, ‘refugees’ and 'asylum-seekers'?
Romanian authorities extend detention of controversial influencer Andrew Tate
Andrew Tate due in Romanian court to appeal against continued detention
All time
Romanian court orders 30-day detention of Andrew Tate over allegations of human trafficking
Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
Man (30s) due in court in connection with human trafficking investigation
Man (30s) arrested in connection with human trafficking investigation
Man and woman appear in Co Tyrone court on brothel keeping charges
Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions
Fugitive wanted for human trafficking offences surrendered to Lithuania police at Dublin Port
Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims
Air and sea transport links make Ireland a 'key target' for international human trafficking
Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border
Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking
Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences
Two women charged over alleged human trafficking offences due in court
Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking for second year
Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences
Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
Three men receiving assistance after two Cork premises searched over suspected human trafficking
Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking
Two Irish men face illegal immigration charge after 10 people found in lorry