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# Human Trafficking
45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year
In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.
# Prostitution
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.
# Prostitution
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.
# Prostitution
Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters
‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ is the message of the major social media programme.
# Prostitution
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.
# Prostitution
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
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.
# Prostitution
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.
Voices
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
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.
# Prostitution
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.
# Prostitution
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.