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# Prostitution

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TDs to debate plans to 'name and shame' those who pay for sex
Thomas Pringle has plans to change the current system, which makes it illegal only to solicit prostitution but not to buy it.
Victims of human trafficking gang rescued from Belfast brothels
Two suspects were arrested as part of the European operation.
Extract: I’ve left prostitution behind me, but I worry how my history will impact on my child
From a textbook dysfunctional home life, educational disadvantage and adolescent homelessness, Rachel Moran was primed for life as a prostitute. Here she tells her story about the losses prostitution can bring and how those you love can be tarred with shame by association.
Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters
‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ is the message of the major social media programme.
Immigrant council says pimps profiting from delay in new prostitution law
The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants TDs and Senators to conclude deliberations on new laws and start enacting them.
Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe
The Les Bleus star’s name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on shop-lifting charges.
One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey
The news comes as part of an online survey that was conducted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
Committee on prostitution legislation to hear from award-winning journalist
A wide variety of people and organisations working with those involved in prostitution have been asked to give their views on changes to prostitution legislation today – including RTÉ’s Paul Maguire.
Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws
The news comes days after former ‘Belle de Jour’ escort Brooke Magnanti expressed her concerns about the fact no sex workers to date had spoken to the committee.
Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation
Brooke Magnanti told that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.
Oireachtas agenda: Tobacco prices, further education and promissory notes
It’s the Dáil’s first day back after the winter recess. Here’s what’s in store.
Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial
Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.
Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution
June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.
Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence
TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.
Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation
The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.
Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex
Tonight’s council meeting will debate a Labour motion which would see Cork become the latest council to call for a change in law.
Man calls police to complain about rising prostitution prices
Michigan police are investigating what they say are vastly different accounts of the incident.
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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.
Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services
Group which assists women affected by prostitution and trafficking says it supported 241 women last year.
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.
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Change in prostitution laws sought
Over “1000 women for sale” in any given week in Ireland, is told as campaign seeks change in law to deter prostitution.
'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper
Logan Campbell, who is in London to represent New Zealand next week in taekwondo, opened a brothel in Auckland in 2009, where prostitution is legal.
Longford council calls for change in prostitution laws
Longford is the second county council to pass a motion proposing the government outlaw paying for sex.
Government urged to make paying for sex illegal in Ireland
A conference in Dublin today will hear that 97 per cent of those working in the prostitution industry in Ireland are migrants.
New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'
A Fine Gael TD has said there are a number of shortfalls in the current laws which are being taken advantage of by traffickers.
Sex trade consultation process welcomed by Immigrant Council
Justice minister Alan Shatter has announced details of a major new document which looks at whether prostitution laws should be changed.
Shatter publishes major document on whether Ireland's prostitution laws should change
The discussion document is part of a public consultation process on the future direction of the laws around prostitution.
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.
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.
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.
Changes to prostitution law in Scotland 'could see brothel keepers focus on Ireland'
The Scottish parliament is debating a plan to fast-track new laws which would make it illegal to pay for sex – but that could lead to them moving their activities here, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned.
Leitrim first council to call for ban on buying sex
Government has failed to fulfill commitments to look at Swedish-style legislation.
Irish fans urged not to use prostitutes during Euro 2012
Irish fans travelling to Euro 2012 games are being urged by Labour Women not to “put any money in the pockets of the pimps who control the sex industry”.
Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny
Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.
Sex workers concerned over 'indiscriminate nature' of brothel raids
Carrying out searches in “all known properties” and not just ones suspected of exploitation or trafficking is dangerous for independent sex workers, says SWAI.
Cross-border crackdown on 'sleazy' brothels welcomed
But the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned that a legal loophole remains.