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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Sex Trade

This year
US Government finds Ireland is failing to convict traffickers or support their victims
Ireland has not convicted any traffickers in the last year, a US State Department has found.
Rise in sex trafficking victims seeking help in Ireland as State is failing on key reforms
Demand for the sex trade is on the rise in Ireland, a charity that works with victims has found.
Last year
Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
Enquiries have also been launched into a ‘pimp’ operating in an undisclosed part of the country.
All time
Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'
It was the group’s second busiest year since it began working in the area a decade ago.
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.
FBI rescue 168 children from child sex trafficking and arrest 281 pimps
The arrests were part of a week-long enforcement by the FBI.
Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape
The result of 18 months of academic work shows the fear of being named and shamed in a local newspaper would be the greatest deterrent to buyers of sex, writes Nusha Yonkova.
Sex drive-in opens in Zurich
Local authorities hope it will help them regulate and monitor the sex trade.
23 children sold for sex and labour in Ireland last year
Out of the 48 victims identified during 2012, 23 were children and 19 were being abused in the ‘commercial sex’ trade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immigrant council "deeply disappointed" with BAI ruling over sex trade ads
BAI upheld part of complaint which said that ad concerning prostitution in Ireland was directed towards a ‘political end’.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
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Brothel owner ordered to pay €2m
TJ Carroll ran a prostitution network from 35 locations in Ireland – forcing trafficked women to work in the sex industry.