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# sex work

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.
Opinion: Exploring sex work in Ireland - eight inch heels, pink acrylics and stigma
Playwright Lianne O’Hara makes her stage debut with FLUFF – following two Dublin strippers through an evening’s work and aiming to amplify the voices of sex workers – opening at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival
Opinion: The hyperfocus on our punters blinds people to the real issues sex workers face
A sex worker writes about her experiences and what needs to change, on foot of new research about sex work in Ireland.
State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says
The group said a law introduced in 2017 which criminalises the purchase of sex in Ireland is facilitating the abuse of sex workers.
All time
OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform
The company said the change from 1 October is being implemented at the request of its financial partners.
'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'
Kate McGrew on how the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation and stigma are making life more difficult for sex workers in Ireland.
Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
Gardaí carried out a number of days of action across the country last week.
Ex-sex worker asks judge to stop woman publishing claims she never 'worked' certain Dublin streets
Judge O’Connor reserved his judgment until next week.
Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
Gardaí conducted a number of targeted operations across the country last week.
Banning the purchase of sex in NI has actually led to an increase in sex workers, report finds
It is estimated that the number of sex workers advertising per day is 308.
Gardaí attempt to tackle 'highest concentration of sex workers' in north Dublin suburb
The area has been pinpointed by gardaí as an area of concern.
36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex
Gardaí said they carried out operations in six divisions last weekend.
Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers
How long more can our government ignore the growing body of evidence that shows that their policies are endangering to the physical and mental health of sex workers, writes Kate McGrew.
Opinion: 'All labour involves selling our bodies in some form, so what is different about sex work?'
Sex workers exist, there is no sign of them disappearing, and they deserve the same rights as other workers, writes Danny Rigg.
Kate McGrew: 'I came out to my parents as a sex worker on national television'
If you saw that show you will realise that sex workers don’t just sell sex, writes Kate McGrew.
Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'
There is concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or that reported cases may have been mishandled.
People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here
Ruhama is urging people to call the number and hear what ‘Andreea’ has to say.
'I feel unsafe now I work alone': Inside the world of Ireland's sex workers
Buying sex is now illegal in Ireland – workers say they now feel scared and alone.
Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered
Around 200,000 women were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.
'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.
Gardaí don't believe young sex workers were operating Galway brothel on their own
The four women, in their 20s and 30s, were fined in court yesterday.
FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?
FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.
"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work
The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.
Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed
She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.
Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers
The judgement is aimed at preventing abuse.
Sex workers hit out at new bill criminalising prostitution clients
The proposed legislation also includes tough penalties for the grooming of children.
Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work
It’s for a play by TheatreClub.
Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?
In the debate over criminalisation, sex workers’ voices are all too often drowned out.
A sex worker went on Ray D'Arcy to talk about her campaign ... she wasn't happy with how it went
Laura Lee, a Dublin-born law graduate, accused the host of being hostile and aggressive. Some listeners agreed. Others found it thought-provoking.
Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'
The National Women’s Council of Ireland has called for stronger anti-trafficking measures.
Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?
It will be soon.
Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker
Northern Ireland brought in new laws first and the Republic has followed.
Opinion: Buying a woman's body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act
It is not acceptable to turn a blind eye to the sex industry as it stands – far too little is done to protect the vulnerable.
Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House
They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.
British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law
Some campaigners say the new law violates sexual freedom and is misogynistic.
One man arrested in massive Garda operation into prostitution
33 buildings were searched in the operation.
New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.
Inside the brothels: 19 striking photos of owners, sex workers and their clients
Photographer Marc McAndrews visited every legal brothel in the US.
Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'
Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.
Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me
I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.