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FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

Sep 18th 2016, 7:00 PM 20,587 Views 69 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'
# Turn Off The Red Light
# Turn Off The Red Light

'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'

Sep 18th 2016, 11:55 AM 26,239 Views 132 Comments

Former sex workers are calling on the government to pass the Sexual Offences Bill which would make buying sex illegal.

"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work
# Outspoken
# Outspoken

"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work

Aug 4th 2016, 11:52 AM 22,478 Views 123 Comments

The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed

Apr 14th 2016, 5:35 PM 46,085 Views 69 Comments

She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.

Poll: Is it time to make paying for sex a criminal offence in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time to make paying for sex a criminal offence in Ireland?

Apr 8th 2016, 9:55 AM 29,023 Views 120 Comments

Legislation for such an action has been in the pipeline for some time, but has never been enacted.

France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws?
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

France has criminalised the purchase of sex - what happened to Ireland's sex laws?

Apr 8th 2016, 6:05 AM 22,439 Views 75 Comments

The legislation was not enacted before the previous Dáil was dissolved.

'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'

Dec 7th 2015, 12:17 PM 26,780 Views 85 Comments

Prostitution charity Ruhama found an increase in the women accessing its services last year.

Investigation details systematic movement of prostitutes around Ireland's towns
# Rte Investigations Unit
# Rte Investigations Unit

Investigation details systematic movement of prostitutes around Ireland's towns

Nov 30th 2015, 10:30 PM 31,368 Views 82 Comments

The RTE Investigations Unit estimates that there are up to 20 gangs involved in organised prostitution here today.

Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men

Oct 14th 2015, 8:21 PM 27,419 Views 170 Comments

The reports concern several priests in a Rome parish.

Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers
# Ruling
# Ruling

Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers

Oct 1st 2015, 9:49 PM 21,266 Views 20 Comments

The judgement is aimed at preventing abuse.

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'

Aug 11th 2015, 8:30 PM 31,714 Views 99 Comments

An expert has proposed the controversial idea.

Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work
# On Stage
# On Stage

Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work

Aug 9th 2015, 10:30 AM 27,314 Views 69 Comments

It’s for a play by TheatreClub.

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

Aug 8th 2015, 3:00 PM 2,749 Views 86 Comments

In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.

Prostitution gang's victim was beaten, sold, raped and made sleep with 10 men a day
# London
# London

Prostitution gang's victim was beaten, sold, raped and made sleep with 10 men a day

Jul 18th 2015, 8:30 PM 57,955 Views 50 Comments

A gang of 7 men and 4 women have now been jailed for sexually exploited hundreds of women.

Garda accused of raping woman he arrested investigated by Gsoc
# Garda
# Garda

Garda accused of raping woman he arrested investigated by Gsoc

Jul 12th 2015, 10:52 AM 33,794 Views 0 Comments

No charges were brought.

Man who admitted to running four brothels in Limerick walks free from court
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Man who admitted to running four brothels in Limerick walks free from court

Jun 22nd 2015, 5:49 PM 30,013 Views 61 Comments

Doras Luimní is criticising the leniency of the sentence.

A sex worker went on Ray D'Arcy to talk about her campaign ... she wasn't happy with how it went
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

A sex worker went on Ray D'Arcy to talk about her campaign ... she wasn't happy with how it went

Jun 15th 2015, 7:08 PM 77,416 Views 148 Comments

Laura Lee, a Dublin-born law graduate, accused the host of being hostile and aggressive. Some listeners agreed. Others found it thought-provoking.

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes
# Get Up Stand Up
# Get Up Stand Up

Austrian brothel offers free sex in protest against high taxes

Jun 15th 2015, 8:48 AM 17,944 Views 25 Comments

The owner said he will pay the women working for him to make up for what they would normally get from clients.

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?

May 28th 2015, 10:15 AM 30,800 Views 124 Comments

It will be soon.

Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?

May 21st 2015, 7:42 PM 21,264 Views 49 Comments

Our nearest neighbour is cracking down on sex buyers.

Sex workers have asked Jill Meagher's husband to drop his support for an anti-sex trade group
# Not Helping
# Not Helping

Sex workers have asked Jill Meagher's husband to drop his support for an anti-sex trade group

May 18th 2015, 9:07 AM 27,285 Views 73 Comments

Sex workers in St Kilda, Victoria, have signed an open letter to Tom Meagher claiming that campaigning for men to stop buying sex services is ‘not helpful’.

Former sex worker says she saw 13-year-old girl work on Dublin streets
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Former sex worker says she saw 13-year-old girl work on Dublin streets

Apr 26th 2015, 7:00 PM 64,566 Views 123 Comments

Moran also discussed the pressures young boys feel when prostitution is legal.

Tom Meagher says he cried for hours when he heard what happened to Karen Buckley
# Long Road
# Long Road

Tom Meagher says he cried for hours when he heard what happened to Karen Buckley

Apr 22nd 2015, 5:43 PM 71,592 Views 64 Comments

Meagher was speaking at the launch of a campaign ‘Prostitution – We Don’t Buy it’.

Here's how many men in Ireland say they have paid for sex
# We Don't Buy It
# We Don't Buy It

Here's how many men in Ireland say they have paid for sex

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:57 AM 46,679 Views 103 Comments

Very few women have, according to this survey.

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker
# Red Light
# Red Light

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker

Mar 22nd 2015, 6:53 PM 30,234 Views 60 Comments

Northern Ireland brought in new laws first and the Republic has followed.

The sex trade is really cashing in on one of the world's biggest tech conferences
# Put On The Red Light
# Put On The Red Light

The sex trade is really cashing in on one of the world's biggest tech conferences

Mar 6th 2015, 9:07 AM 29,061 Views 40 Comments

Escort agencies are targeting wealthy clients at the Mobile World Congress.

Rome is getting a red light district
# Green Light
# Green Light

Rome is getting a red light district

Feb 7th 2015, 2:59 PM 20,945 Views 25 Comments

If the experiment proves successful, the council will open three separate red light zones.

This former head of the IMF is on trial for 'aggravated pimping'
# Strauss-Kahn
# Strauss-Kahn

This former head of the IMF is on trial for 'aggravated pimping'

Feb 2nd 2015, 7:00 PM 16,644 Views 0 Comments

The case is expected to feature lurid details of group sex and high-end prostitution.

Opinion: Buying a woman's body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act
# Buying Sex
# Buying Sex

Opinion: Buying a woman's body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act

Jan 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,503 Views 142 Comments

It is not acceptable to turn a blind eye to the sex industry as it stands – far too little is done to protect the vulnerable.

'Sex trafficked teens promised new life but dream becomes nightmare at Dublin Airport'
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

'Sex trafficked teens promised new life but dream becomes nightmare at Dublin Airport'

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:57 AM 22,774 Views 79 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the past year has been its busiest to date in terms of sex trafficking cases.

One man arrested in massive Garda operation into prostitution
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

One man arrested in massive Garda operation into prostitution

Dec 5th 2014, 6:25 PM 22,700 Views 76 Comments

33 buildings were searched in the operation.

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
# Milestone
# Milestone

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

Nov 27th 2014, 5:50 PM 9,374 Views 42 Comments

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker
# Outlawed
# Outlawed

Confirmed: It's going to be illegal to purchase the services of a sex worker

Nov 25th 2014, 6:15 PM 35,125 Views 173 Comments

The age of consent is also to remain at 17.

Are there pimps living in your community?
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Are there pimps living in your community?

Nov 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 14,134 Views 23 Comments

A new campaign is urging members of the public to report any suspicions they have about sexual exploitation in their local area.

Clever campaign uses Tinder to tell men about Irish sex trafficking
# Tinder
From The Daily Edge
# Tinder

Clever campaign uses Tinder to tell men about Irish sex trafficking

Nov 6th 2014, 9:47 AM 25,444 Views 44 Comments

Have you swiped on this profile?

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year

Nov 5th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,601 Views 29 Comments

That is an 18% increase on 2012.

Teenage girl jailed for running prostitution ring and drugging and beating young girls
# Canada
# Canada

Teenage girl jailed for running prostitution ring and drugging and beating young girls

Nov 4th 2014, 10:40 PM 30,749 Views 27 Comments

One victim was forced kicking and screaming into a man’s car at a gas station

"Pimps may look south" warning, as Stormont votes to criminalise paying for sex
# Sex Laws
# Sex Laws

"Pimps may look south" warning, as Stormont votes to criminalise paying for sex

Oct 21st 2014, 9:20 AM 8,144 Views 42 Comments

Northern Ireland is the first part of the UK to support the measure, which makes it illegal to obtain sexual services for payment.

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised
# Nordic Model
# Nordic Model

Sex workers 'fear for their safety' if clients are criminalised

Oct 17th 2014, 9:56 PM 18,832 Views 55 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “examining” legislation that would criminalise buying sex.

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime
# Report
# Report

Lawmakers told that prostitution is sexual violence and that domestic violence is a crime

Oct 16th 2014, 3:27 PM 11,525 Views 86 Comments

Today’s report by the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence suggests changes to the way prostitution is legislated for.