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# sex laws

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# Prostitution
'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland
Not everyone is happy with the new legislation.
# sex laws
'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage
The new laws criminalise the purchase of sexual services in Ireland.
# Belfast
'It's not working': Sex worker challenges new laws in court
Campaigners want to protect those who choose to be sex workers and not put them in harm’s way.
# Your Say
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.
# George Soros
Why is the world's 29th richest person funding a campaign by Irish sex workers?
Billionaire investor and activist George Soros is backing the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland.
# sex laws
Sex workers marched on Leinster House tonight
The group held a vigil to oppose new laws criminalising those who pay for sex.
# Courts
Man who had sex with his 'mentally impaired' cousin has sentence cut on appeal
He had been sentenced to five years, but will now serve 18 months.
# paying for sex
The North's strict new sex laws have kicked in. What does that mean for the Republic?
There are warnings the new laws will make Dublin and the border counties more attractive for pimps and traffickers.
# sex laws
"Pimps may look south" warning, as Stormont votes to criminalise paying for sex
Northern Ireland is the first part of the UK to support the measure, which makes it illegal to obtain sexual services for payment.