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#sex work

# sex-work - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
# Sex Trade
# Sex Trade

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west

Nov 30th 2022, 1:51 PM 18,849 Views 3 Comments

Enquiries have also been launched into a ‘pimp’ operating in an undisclosed part of the country.

# sex-work - This year 2022

Opinion: Exploring sex work in Ireland - eight inch heels, pink acrylics and stigma
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Exploring sex work in Ireland - eight inch heels, pink acrylics and stigma

Sep 1st 2022, 7:00 PM 32,038 Views 0 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The hyperfocus on our punters blinds people to the real issues sex workers face

Aug 25th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,591 Views 0 Comments

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
# Report
# Report

State is failing to protect sex workers from violence, Amnesty International says

Jan 25th 2022, 9:40 AM 8,076 Views 0 Comments

The group said a law introduced in 2017 which criminalises the purchase of sex in Ireland is facilitating the abuse of sex workers.

# sex-work - Last year 2021

OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform
# Social Media
# Social Media

OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content from its platform

Aug 20th 2021, 11:57 AM 21,960 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

'Sex workers are seen as either criminal or victim, but we're just people trying to survive'

Apr 10th 2021, 8:00 PM 50,706 Views 0 Comments

Kate McGrew on how the Covid-19 pandemic, legislation and stigma are making life more difficult for sex workers in Ireland.

# sex-work - All time

Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Gardaí speak to 23 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Nov 27th 2019, 2:54 PM 27,165 Views 21 Comments

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
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Ex-sex worker asks judge to stop woman publishing claims she never 'worked' certain Dublin streets

Oct 14th 2019, 5:20 PM 28,075 Views 0 Comments

Judge O’Connor reserved his judgment until next week.

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Sep 27th 2019, 10:04 AM 45,189 Views 120 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Banning the purchase of sex in NI has actually led to an increase in sex workers, report finds

Sep 18th 2019, 1:33 PM 18,321 Views 30 Comments

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
# Santry
# Santry

Gardaí attempt to tackle 'highest concentration of sex workers' in north Dublin suburb

Aug 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 119,323 Views 62 Comments

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
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

36 people questioned by gardaí as part of weekend operation targeting the buying of sex

Apr 29th 2019, 5:14 PM 35,392 Views 84 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Laws that criminalise sex buyers are making life more dangerous for sex workers

Mar 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 19,236 Views 49 Comments

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?'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'All labour involves selling our bodies in some form, so what is different about sex work?'

Sep 4th 2018, 7:00 AM 23,721 Views 109 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

Kate McGrew: 'I came out to my parents as a sex worker on national television'

Jun 24th 2018, 7:30 PM 174,057 Views 79 Comments

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'
# Scandal
# Scandal

Red Cross says more than 20 staff have left after 'paying for sexual services'

Feb 24th 2018, 12:24 PM 11,868 Views 14 Comments

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
# Call Andreea
# Call Andreea

People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here

Sep 20th 2017, 6:09 PM 35,768 Views 59 Comments

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
# Don't Criminalise Me
# Don't Criminalise Me

'I feel unsafe now I work alone': Inside the world of Ireland's sex workers

Jun 2nd 2017, 12:05 AM 34,717 Views 171 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

Chinese 'comfort women' are fighting to have their history of sex slavery remembered

Mar 12th 2017, 11:30 AM 17,506 Views 16 Comments

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
# Sex Laws
# Sex Laws

'This approach will not help victims of trafficking': Groups at odds as sex bill passes final stage

Feb 15th 2017, 7:09 AM 19,557 Views 154 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Gardaí don't believe young sex workers were operating Galway brothel on their own

Nov 1st 2016, 12:05 PM 32,413 Views 41 Comments

The four women, in their 20s and 30s, were fined in court yesterday.

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

Sep 18th 2016, 7:00 PM 20,589 Views 69 Comments

FactCheck referees a dispute over a controversial new law.

"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work
# Outspoken
# Outspoken

"Not all people in prostitution are exploited" - John Halligan defends stance on legalising sex work

Aug 4th 2016, 11:52 AM 22,478 Views 123 Comments

The junior minister was expanding upon comments he made in a recent Hot Press interview.

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed
# Rathmines
# Rathmines

Woman who ran four brothels in Dublin is jailed

Apr 14th 2016, 5:35 PM 46,087 Views 71 Comments

She was arrested after gardaí raided the brothel in Rathmines.

Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers
# Ruling
# Ruling

Dutch brothel owners now have to speak the same language as sex workers

Oct 1st 2015, 9:49 PM 21,266 Views 20 Comments

The judgement is aimed at preventing abuse.

Sex workers hit out at new bill criminalising prostitution clients
# Sex Crimes
# Sex Crimes

Sex workers hit out at new bill criminalising prostitution clients

Sep 23rd 2015, 11:00 PM 33,029 Views 102 Comments

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
# On Stage
# On Stage

Irish men are being asked to say what they think about sex work

Aug 9th 2015, 10:30 AM 27,315 Views 69 Comments

It’s for a play by TheatreClub.

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debating prostitution? Why not listen to sex workers for once?

Aug 8th 2015, 3:00 PM 2,749 Views 86 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

A sex worker went on Ray D'Arcy to talk about her campaign ... she wasn't happy with how it went

Jun 15th 2015, 7:08 PM 77,416 Views 146 Comments

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'
# Turn Off The Red Light
# Turn Off The Red Light

Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'

Jun 11th 2015, 5:20 PM 6,699 Views 28 Comments

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has called for stronger anti-trafficking measures.

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be a crime to pay for sex?

May 28th 2015, 10:15 AM 30,800 Views 124 Comments

It will be soon.

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker
# Red Light
# Red Light

Ireland's ban on the purchase of sex will be challenged by a sex worker

Mar 22nd 2015, 6:53 PM 30,234 Views 60 Comments

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
# Buying Sex
# Buying Sex

Opinion: Buying a woman's body for sexual gratification is not a harmless act

Jan 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,503 Views 142 Comments

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
# Remembering The Dead
# Remembering The Dead

Masked sex workers to hold candlelit vigil outside Leinster House

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 15,554 Views 55 Comments

They will remember the deaths of seven women in Ireland who were sex workers.

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law
# ...and Tell Me That You Love Me
# ...and Tell Me That You Love Me

British porn enthusiasts stage face-sitting protest against new law

Dec 12th 2014, 3:24 PM 30,895 Views 67 Comments

Some campaigners say the new law violates sexual freedom and is misogynistic.

One man arrested in massive Garda operation into prostitution
# Sex Work
# Sex Work

One man arrested in massive Garda operation into prostitution

Dec 5th 2014, 6:25 PM 22,703 Views 76 Comments

33 buildings were searched in the operation.

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
# Milestone
# Milestone

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

Nov 27th 2014, 5:50 PM 9,374 Views 42 Comments

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
# Nevada
# Nevada

Inside the brothels: 19 striking photos of owners, sex workers and their clients

Aug 30th 2014, 5:30 PM 617,115 Views 38 Comments

Photographer Marc McAndrews visited every legal brothel in the US.

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 10,363 Views 39 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me

Jul 21st 2014, 1:00 PM 1,723 Views 152 Comments

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.

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