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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Prostitution

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Irish court told Nigerian woman was forced to have sex with up to 10 men a day
The alleged victim was told she might receive €2,000 a day, but would have to pay a €50,000 ‘debt owed’ for bringing her to Ireland.
Nigerian woman allegedly had 'voodoo process' before being trafficked to Ireland for prostitution
Joy Imasogie allegedly told the victim she would be working in a hair salon.
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.
'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.
FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?
FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.
'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'
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
The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.
Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed
She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.
Poll: Is it time to make paying for sex a criminal offence in Ireland?
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?
The legislation was not enacted before the previous Dáil was dissolved.
'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'
Prostitution charity Ruhama found an increase in the women accessing its services last year.
Investigation details systematic movement of prostitutes around Ireland's towns
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
The reports concern several priests in a Rome parish.
Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers
The judgement is aimed at preventing abuse.
'Prostitution should be legal because men want more sex than women'
An expert has proposed the controversial idea.
Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work
It’s for a play by TheatreClub.
Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?
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
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
No charges were brought.
Man who admitted to running four brothels in Limerick walks free from court
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
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
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?
It will be soon.
Are we about to see an influx of pimps to Ireland?
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
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
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
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
Very few women have, according to this survey.
Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker
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
Escort agencies are targeting wealthy clients at the Mobile World Congress.
Rome is getting a red light district
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'
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
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'
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
33 buildings were searched in the operation.
New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
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
The age of consent is also to remain at 17.
Are there pimps living in your community?
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
Have you swiped on this profile?
Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year
That is an 18% increase on 2012.