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# prostitution - Monday 11 February, 2013

One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey

Feb 11th 2013, 2:40 PM 11,491 Views 52 Comments

The news comes as part of an online survey that was conducted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

# prostitution - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Committee on prostitution legislation to hear from award-winning journalist
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Committee on prostitution legislation to hear from award-winning journalist

Feb 6th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,150 Views 26 Comments

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.

# prostitution - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Former sex workers to speak to Justice committee on prostitution laws

Feb 5th 2013, 3:01 PM 8,743 Views 50 Comments

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.

# prostitution - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Former 'Belle de Jour' concerned about Irish sex workers legislation

Feb 2nd 2013, 8:30 AM 17,075 Views 38 Comments

Brooke Magnanti told TheJournal.ie that sex workers themselves need to get to speak to the government on the issue – not just groups representing them.

# prostitution - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Tobacco prices, further education and promissory notes
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Tobacco prices, further education and promissory notes

Jan 16th 2013, 9:30 AM 3,286 Views 11 Comments

It’s the Dáil’s first day back after the winter recess. Here’s what’s in store.

# prostitution - Monday 14 January, 2013

Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial
# Berlusconi
# Berlusconi

Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial

Jan 14th 2013, 10:36 AM 8,772 Views 33 Comments

Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.

# prostitution - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution

Dec 12th 2012, 5:36 PM 21,466 Views 33 Comments

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
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence

Dec 12th 2012, 9:40 AM 2,432 Views 9 Comments

TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.

# prostitution - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Dáil committee to discuss Irish prostitution legislation

Dec 11th 2012, 6:03 PM 7,664 Views 76 Comments

The Justice committee is to meet with a number of groups tomorrow to hear their opinions on prostitution and law in Ireland.

# prostitution - Monday 24 September, 2012

Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex

Sep 24th 2012, 10:29 AM 5,732 Views 22 Comments

Tonight’s council meeting will debate a Labour motion which would see Cork become the latest council to call for a change in law.

# prostitution - Friday 31 August, 2012

Man calls police to complain about rising prostitution prices
# Complaint
# Complaint

Man calls police to complain about rising prostitution prices

Aug 31st 2012, 8:37 PM 17,222 Views 42 Comments

Michigan police are investigating what they say are vastly different accounts of the incident.

# prostitution - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Aug 26th 2012, 11:00 AM 64 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# prostitution - Friday 24 August, 2012

Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex

Aug 24th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,592 Views 67 Comments

Turn Off the Red Light, a group of 56 charities, has told an Oireachtas committee that Ireland should follow Sweden’s lead.

# prostitution - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services
# Ruhama
# Ruhama

Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:57 AM 2,574 Views 42 Comments

Group which assists women affected by prostitution and trafficking says it supported 241 women last year.

# prostitution - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Northern Ireland to make it illegal to pay for sex
# Sex Trade
# Sex Trade

Northern Ireland to make it illegal to pay for sex

Aug 21st 2012, 7:00 PM 6,775 Views 82 Comments

An MLA has launched a public consultation which would see Northern Ireland take the lead in the UK against sexual trafficking.

# prostitution - Friday 17 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Friday

Aug 17th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,486 Views 2 Comments

Things we learned, loved, and shared today…

Change in prostitution laws sought
# Anti-vice
# Anti-vice

Change in prostitution laws sought

Aug 17th 2012, 10:56 AM 9,448 Views 95 Comments

Over “1000 women for sale” in any given week in Ireland, thejournal.ie is told as campaign seeks change in law to deter prostitution.

# prostitution - Friday 3 August, 2012

'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

'I'm no pimp' insists Olympic ex-brothel keeper

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:25 AM 2,644 Views 0 Comments

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.

# prostitution - Friday 20 July, 2012

Longford council calls for change in prostitution laws
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Longford council calls for change in prostitution laws

Jul 20th 2012, 6:30 AM 8,204 Views 49 Comments

Longford is the second county council to pass a motion proposing the government outlaw paying for sex.

# prostitution - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Government urged to make paying for sex illegal in Ireland
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Government urged to make paying for sex illegal in Ireland

Jun 28th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,277 Views 38 Comments

A conference in Dublin today will hear that 97 per cent of those working in the prostitution industry in Ireland are migrants.

# prostitution - Sunday 24 June, 2012

New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

New laws on prostitution 'must address trafficking problem'

Jun 24th 2012, 7:45 AM 3,170 Views 26 Comments

A Fine Gael TD has said there are a number of shortfalls in the current laws which are being taken advantage of by traffickers.

# prostitution - Friday 22 June, 2012

Sex trade consultation process welcomed by Immigrant Council
# Sex Trade
# Sex Trade

Sex trade consultation process welcomed by Immigrant Council

Jun 22nd 2012, 9:46 PM 4,309 Views 18 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Shatter publishes major document on whether Ireland's prostitution laws should change

Jun 22nd 2012, 8:18 PM 5,614 Views 54 Comments

The discussion document is part of a public consultation process on the future direction of the laws around prostitution.

# prostitution - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny - report
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny - report

Jun 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 11,795 Views 19 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?

Jun 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 526 Views 11 Comments

They should. Irish people have been trafficked abroad for sex – but it’s not as simple as you might think, writes David Lohan.

# prostitution - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,332 Views 12 Comments

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# prostitution - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Changes to prostitution law in Scotland 'could see brothel keepers focus on Ireland'
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Changes to prostitution law in Scotland 'could see brothel keepers focus on Ireland'

Jun 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 5,172 Views 37 Comments

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.

# prostitution - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Leitrim first council to call for ban on buying sex
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Leitrim first council to call for ban on buying sex

Jun 13th 2012, 7:00 PM 8,684 Views 124 Comments

Government has failed to fulfill commitments to look at Swedish-style legislation.

# prostitution - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Irish fans urged not to use prostitutes during Euro 2012
# Euro 2012
# Euro 2012

Irish fans urged not to use prostitutes during Euro 2012

Jun 7th 2012, 2:41 PM 12,126 Views 65 Comments

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”.

# prostitution - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Intervening in prostitution is not acting the nanny

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:29 AM 23 Views 64 Comments

Advocating the selling of sex is not just a bad idea, writes Lisa McInerney, but also a very blinkered one.

# prostitution - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Sex workers concerned over 'indiscriminate nature' of brothel raids
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Sex workers concerned over 'indiscriminate nature' of brothel raids

May 30th 2012, 2:14 PM 6,065 Views 66 Comments

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
# Brothels
# Brothels

Cross-border crackdown on 'sleazy' brothels welcomed

May 30th 2012, 12:20 PM 2,154 Views 20 Comments

But the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned that a legal loophole remains.

Over 100 properties searched in joint Garda and PSNI anti-prostitution operation
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Over 100 properties searched in joint Garda and PSNI anti-prostitution operation

May 30th 2012, 12:02 AM 5,937 Views 76 Comments

‘Operation Quest’ is being coordinated on both sides of the border to tackle organised prostitution and brothel-keeping.

# prostitution - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Prosecutor launches new Strauss-Kahn gang rape investigation
# DSK
# DSK

Prosecutor launches new Strauss-Kahn gang rape investigation

May 22nd 2012, 8:33 AM 2,380 Views 5 Comments

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn acknowledges being involved in “libertine” activity, but says he never used violence and was unaware of anyone being paid for sex.

# prostitution - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

"Women sell sex because they have to," says new campaign
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

"Women sell sex because they have to," says new campaign

May 15th 2012, 9:46 AM 6,395 Views 140 Comments

The Ruhama agency has launched a new multimedia campaign which it says “contradicts the glamorous veneer and images used to advertise and normalise prostitution”.

# prostitution - Saturday 28 April, 2012

New rules for Secret Service after prostitution scandal
# Scandal
# Scandal

New rules for Secret Service after prostitution scandal

Apr 28th 2012, 1:43 PM 3,041 Views 3 Comments

Secret Service agents will now be assigned chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that clamp down on excessive drinking – even when they’re off duty.

# prostitution - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Obama calls Secret Service agents caught in sex scandal ‘knuckleheads’
# Secret Sex
# Secret Sex

Obama calls Secret Service agents caught in sex scandal ‘knuckleheads’

Apr 25th 2012, 10:17 AM 3,822 Views 11 Comments

“What these guys were thinking, I don’t know. That’s why they’re not there anymore.”

# prostitution - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Prostitution scandal: six Secret Service officers lose jobs
# Scandal
# Scandal

Prostitution scandal: six Secret Service officers lose jobs

Apr 21st 2012, 8:06 AM 5,006 Views 5 Comments

And it looks like the scandal may gain even more legs.