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# brothel owners
Brothel-keepers guilty pleas welcomed by PSNI
The women travelled to Northern Ireland via Dublin from the Czech Republic and were forced to work in a brothel.
# Human Trafficking
Man convicted in relation to deaths of immigrants on their way to Ireland freed on technicality
The man convicted for attempting to traffic adults and children to Ireland has been released because court documents went missing.
# anti-trafficking day
Laws against sex buyers need to be introduced now, says Immigrant Council
340 people are living in slavery in Ireland which is why action is needed now says ICI.
Voices
Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland
Forget the myths you’ve heard about ‘happy prostitutes’ – the reality is that adults and children are in a living hell right now after being trafficked into Ireland for sexual exploitation, writes Denis Charlton.
# Human Trafficking
45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year
In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.
# Human Rights
Human trafficking report is a 'wake up' call to government, says Immigrant Council
Ireland faces criticism over a ‘very low’ number of prosecutions against human traffickers
# Slavery
Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave
Over 180 cases of modern day slavery have been uncovered here in the last six years and victims are calling for protection in the law.
# Northern Ireland
Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels
Two suspects were arrested as part of the European operation.
# Human Trafficking
Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging
The Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomed the bill but said trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most predominant form.
# Human Trafficking
Report shows that out of 13 suspected Irish traffickers, none were prosecuted
A new report on human trafficking by the European Commission has found that although the numbers of those trafficked in Europe rose by 18 per cent between 2008 and 2010, convictions dropped by 13 per cent.
# Trafficking
New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions
The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.
# Human Trafficking
Three arrested in human trafficking investigation
The arrests were part of Operation Quest, and came during planned searches in Dublin, Dundalk and Athlone.
# Outlawed
'Modern day slavery' to be criminalised
Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.
# Prostitution
Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex
Turn Off the Red Light, a group of 56 charities, has told an Oireachtas committee that Ireland should follow Sweden’s lead.
# Sex Trade
Northern Ireland to make it illegal to pay for sex
An MLA has launched a public consultation which would see Northern Ireland take the lead in the UK against sexual trafficking.
# Trafficking
Scores of kidnapped children freed from Chinese traffickers
Babies were being auctioned to the highest bidder for as much as €6,000, according to reports.
# Human Trafficking
Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny - report
A US State Department report released yesterday has sparked calls for greater awareness of human trafficking that is happening here in Ireland.
Voices
Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?
They should. Irish people have been trafficked abroad for sex – but it’s not as simple as you might think, writes David Lohan.
# Trafficking
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.
# Advertising
Immigrant council "deeply disappointed" with BAI ruling over sex trade ads
BAI upheld part of complaint which said that ad concerning prostitution in Ireland was directed towards a ‘political end’.
# Prime Numbers
Rain, post offices and skyscrapers: the week in statistics
Plus: Where does Ireland rank in the world press freedom index – and how many people are visiting Ireland this year?
# Human Trafficking
Reports of 13 cases of trafficking of minors made last year
Of the alleged victims, eight were said to have been trafficked for sexual exploitation.
# Belfast
Belfast: Women arrested in prostitution and human trafficking investigation
Two women have been arrested as part of a PSNI investigation into controlling prostitution and human trafficking in Northern Ireland.
# Prostitution
Shatter publishes report on prostitution legislation
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has published his report into Swedish law criminalising people who purchase sexual services from prostitutes.
# Human Trafficking
Peru: Police rescue almost 300 women forced into sexual slavery
The Peruvian authorities have rescued almost 300 women they believe are the victims of human trafficking – the youngest girl discovered by police is just 13 years old.
Voices
Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?
Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan
# The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s wrap-up: Journalists released from Tripoli hotel; Cloyne archbishop agrees: ‘O’Callaghan should have quit’; injunction bans Samsung Galaxy sales in Ireland, and can you be hurt by bullets fired into the air?
# Human Trafficking
Six rescues and four arrests in Belfast human trafficking probe
Officers from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch carry out a major sting on a human trafficking ring in Belfast.
# Courts
Nigerian woman due in court over brothel charges
# Brothel Owner
Brothel owner ordered to pay €2m
TJ Carroll ran a prostitution network from 35 locations in Ireland – forcing trafficked women to work in the sex industry.
# Human Trafficking
Human trafficking suspects released
The two men were arrested yesterday after gardaí forced their way into a flat where two Latvian women were allegedly being forcibly detained.
# Sham Marriages
Two arrested as part of human trafficking ring
Two men remain in custody after allegedly luring Latvian women to Ireland and forcing them to marry.
# Human Trafficking
Northern Ireland acts as 'staging post' for trafficking
Stormont justice minister appeals for men to think twice about visiting brothels.
# Human Trafficking
Trafficked prostitutes lived in fear of controlling gang
Four appear in Belfast court today on charges of prostitution and trafficking.