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#Human Trafficking

# human-trafficking - Friday 26 June, 2020

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.

# human-trafficking - Saturday 7 March, 2020

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

The two men were arrested in Dover by UK police.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'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.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Northern Irish man (23) charged over Essex lorry deaths

Christopher Kennedy has been charged with human trafficking offences.

# human-trafficking - Saturday 2 November, 2019

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.

# human-trafficking - Friday 25 October, 2019

Two more people arrested over Essex lorry deaths

A man and a woman have been arrested by police.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 29 September, 2019

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.

# human-trafficking - Thursday 20 June, 2019

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

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

# human-trafficking - Monday 29 April, 2019

'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out

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

# human-trafficking - Sunday 14 April, 2019

Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation

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

# human-trafficking - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'

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

# human-trafficking - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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

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

# human-trafficking - Saturday 14 July, 2018

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

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 11 May, 2018

Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny

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

# human-trafficking - Monday 19 March, 2018

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

The arrests came after a three-year investigation.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

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

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 8 December, 2017

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

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

# human-trafficking - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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

Gardaí are now using new laws to tackle sham marriages.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Eight people found dead in tractor-trailer, nearly 30 injured, in Texas Walmart human trafficking tragedy SAN ANTONIO This post contains videos

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

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 7 July, 2017

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

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.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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

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

# human-trafficking - Sunday 11 June, 2017

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

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 2 June, 2017

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

Four new protective services units went live today.

# human-trafficking - Monday 24 April, 2017

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

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

# human-trafficking - Friday 10 March, 2017

Swiss man accused of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

He is accused of pushing some of the boys into prostitution.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Aer Lingus worker charged with organising human trafficking has passport seized

The Kildare man paid a bond of €2,000 and €20,000 independent surety.

# human-trafficking - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Two Aer Lingus employees and Chinese national in court over alleged illegal immigration operation

The three appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice.

People smuggling in Ireland: 'We need to ask, why are they taking this route?'

Yesterday, three men were arrested in connection with people smuggling queries – last year, 4,000 people were refused entry at Irish ports.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

'Caught red-handed': Teacher held for trying to sell 13-year-old schoolgirl

Galyna Kovalenko, 52, faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty.

# human-trafficking - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Lawyers for alleged human trafficker say photos of the 'real criminal' exonerate their client

Lawyers for the man have said he is the victim of a mistaken identity.

Man (33) due in court in connection with human trafficking by criminal gangs

An investigation into human trafficking of Polish nationals by organised criminal groups for sexual exploitation began in February 2012.

# human-trafficking - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe

In 2012, gardaí identified a number of Polish women as victims of sexual exploitation.

# human-trafficking - Monday 17 October, 2016

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

# human-trafficking - Friday 7 October, 2016

Trafficking victims told by 'The Master' they would get new life - but were 'treated like dogs'

They were told they would get well-paid jobs and a new life in Northern Ireland.

# human-trafficking - Friday 19 August, 2016

Six people, including teenage girl, arrested in connection with human trafficking in Meath

The Migrant Rights Centre has accused the government of hypocrisy over how it deals with undocumented migrants.

# human-trafficking - Monday 25 July, 2016

Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after woman reported being raped

The woman went to police in Derry for help last night.

# human-trafficking - Sunday 5 June, 2016

'A wake-up call': There are 800 people living in modern slavery in Ireland

This figure has more than doubled in the last two years.

# human-trafficking - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Woman who tried to sell her baby online for €290 given suspended sentence

The mother tried to sell her 19-month-old son on Gumtree after her boyfriend stopped paying childcare costs.

# human-trafficking - Monday 2 November, 2015

Major investigation by The Guardian lays bare 'modern slavery' on Irish fishing trawlers Trafficked To Ireland This post contains videos

Major investigation by The Guardian lays bare 'modern slavery' on Irish fishing trawlers

The year-long investigation says workers are being trafficked to Ireland.

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