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# Prostitution

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Over 100 properties searched in joint Garda and PSNI anti-prostitution operation
‘Operation Quest’ is being coordinated on both sides of the border to tackle organised prostitution and brothel-keeping.
Prosecutor launches new Strauss-Kahn gang rape investigation
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.
"Women sell sex because they have to," says new campaign
The Ruhama agency has launched a new multimedia campaign which it says “contradicts the glamorous veneer and images used to advertise and normalise prostitution”.
New rules for Secret Service after prostitution scandal
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.
Obama calls Secret Service agents caught in sex scandal ‘knuckleheads’
“What these guys were thinking, I don’t know. That’s why they’re not there anymore.”
Prostitution scandal: six Secret Service officers lose jobs
And it looks like the scandal may gain even more legs.
US agents 'removed' after Colombian prostitute scandal
Eight agents remain on administrative leave over scandal which emerged ahead of President Obama’s visit to Colombia.
US Secret Service agents placed on leave over prostitution scandal
The embarrassing scandal deepens.
Strauss-Khan to be questioned over alleged links to 'prostitution ring'
The former head of the IMF faces questions over his alleged links to a prostitution ring in northern France.
Nuts and takeaway: The week in quotes
“We’ll pay our dues in full and on time”…
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: What you need to know about the Finance Bill, latest on the Tallaght drive-by, and the man who’s betting on the Irish economy…
Column: Sex workers face brutal abuse. Do we want this to be ‘normal’?
It’s time for legal action on the ‘oldest profession’ – which is far from a necessary evil, writes Denise Charlton.
Prostitution programme 'showed the appalling abuse of women' - Taoiseach
Enda Kenny told the Dáil today that the government intends to introduce legislation to clamp down on the prostitution industry in Ireland.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…
RTÉ to air prostitution documentary originally meant for 'Prime Time Investigates'
An hour-long programme on prostitution will air on Tuesday night, though the ‘Prime Time Investigates’ series remains suspended.
Column: I worked as an escort to pay my family’s bills
Jobless and unable to pay for basics, ‘Scarlett O’Kelly’ set up as a call girl in middle Ireland. She told about her experiences.
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.
China executes Filipino drug dealer despite clemency plea
The Phillipine president made an appeal on humanitarian grounds to avert today’s execution.
Strauss-Kahn 'will debunk' new claims linking him to prostitution ring
The former IMF head is embroiled in further controversy days after a police probe into rape allegations was dropped.
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.
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.
Minister for Justice examining advice on criminalising purchase of sex
Deputy Alan Shatter is currently examining the implications of introducing a ban similar to that introduced in Sweden in 1999.
Column: ‘I thought what I was doing was normal’
How do women end up in prostitution? One tells her personal story, and describes her experience in the sex industry.
Berlusconi accused of persuading witness to lie
From victim to suspect: A Naples judge has turned an extortion case on its head, stating Silvio Berlusconi should be investigated for persuading a witness to lie, while the accused – a Bari businessman – is freed from custody.
Law banning purchase of sex "would reduce sex trafficking and prostitution"
Police officers from Sweden and Norway met with members of the Gardaí, the HSE and other organisations to discuss making the purchase of sex illegal in Ireland.
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
Booking about: Irish fans first in line for busy NZ brothels
There has been no waiting around for some Irish supporters.
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.
Most victims of sex trafficking are African, says support group
Ruhama’s annual report shows that the majority of women they help who were trafficked into Ireland and forced into the sex trade are African.
Prostitution on the rise in Ireland
The number of women here working in the sex industry has increased by 4 per cent, according to an organisation that supports the victims of prostitution.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
Men who pay for sex 'should be prosecuted'
Public health specialist calls for men who buy sex to be prosecuted – but an organisation representing sex workers in Ireland says this is not the best approach.
Prostitution should be legalised, says independent TD Wallace
The Wexford soccer impresario says prostitutes would be better protected if their trade was not forced underground.
Poll: Should Ireland legalise paying for sex?
Independent TD Mick Wallace has said he believes prostitution – like drugs – should be legalised for better regulation.
Christy Moore backs campaign to target men who buy sex
Proposals made to prosecute who hire prostitutes – but to not criminalise the woman who sells sex.
Northern Ireland acts as 'staging post' for trafficking
Stormont justice minister appeals for men to think twice about visiting brothels.
Trafficked prostitutes lived in fear of controlling gang
Four appear in Belfast court today on charges of prostitution and trafficking.
French footballer charged over prostitution enquiry
Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery charged after court appearance.