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#sex trafficking

# sex-trafficking - Friday 19 October, 2018

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade

The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 18 June, 2018

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)

# sex-trafficking - Saturday 21 April, 2018

Smallville actress charged for alleged sex trafficking role in cult-like group

Women were recruited to the purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader.

# sex-trafficking - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Harvey Weinstein sued for alleged 'sex trafficking' in Cannes

Aspiring British actress Kadian Noble has accused Weinstein of inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 28 August, 2017

'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016

Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.

# sex-trafficking - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

# sex-trafficking - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe

In 2012, gardaí identified a number of Polish women as victims of sexual exploitation.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 17 October, 2016

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 6 October, 2016

US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women

“The 17 people charged in this indictment ran a highly-sophisticated sextrafficking scheme,” a US attorney said.

# sex-trafficking - Sunday 18 September, 2016

'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'

Former sex workers are calling on the government to pass the Sexual Offences Bill which would make buying sex illegal.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 11 January, 2016

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.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 7 December, 2015

'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'

Prostitution charity Ruhama found an increase in the women accessing its services last year.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 27 July, 2015

Sex traffickers 'controlled victims using voodoo'

They resorted to “traditional Juju voodoo practices, including animal sacrifices” to control their victims.

# sex-trafficking - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

‘Sex trafficked teens promised new life but dream becomes nightmare at Dublin Airport’

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the past year has been its busiest to date in terms of sex trafficking cases.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 27 November, 2014

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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# sex-trafficking - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Irish health care professionals are not able to identify sex trafficking victims

A study has found that there are no Irish guidelines to assist health care professionals.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 22 September, 2014

Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'

That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

# sex-trafficking - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

FBI rescue 168 children from child sex trafficking and arrest 281 pimps

The arrests were part of a week-long enforcement by the FBI.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 27 March, 2014

EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking

Cecilia Malmström made the call in a pre-recorded address to a major conference of trafficking experts being held in Dublin.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 9 December, 2013

Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today

Officers found 120 phones, 50 Polish identity cards and £24,000 in cash in the home of a couple who admit forcing women into prostitution.

# sex-trafficking - Friday 29 November, 2013

Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers

We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support

Ruhama, which supports women affected by sex trafficking and prostitution, helped 258 people last year — providing services to women from 32 different nationalities.

# sex-trafficking - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 21 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# sex-trafficking - Friday 27 September, 2013

45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year

In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee

Recommendations that shift the onus on to people who pay for and organise prostitution are welcomed by prostitution support charity Ruhama.

# sex-trafficking - Friday 3 May, 2013

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.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 8 April, 2013

Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters

‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ is the message of the major social media programme.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 11 February, 2013

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.

# sex-trafficking - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

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.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Sex trafficking numbers ‘tip of the iceberg’

Over 1,000 women for sale on the internet in Ireland, TheJournal.ie told, but few go to police.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 28 June, 2012

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.

# sex-trafficking - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

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.

# sex-trafficking - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

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.

# sex-trafficking - Monday 22 August, 2011

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.

# sex-trafficking - Thursday 3 February, 2011

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.