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#Trafficking

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What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?
# People Smuggling
# People Smuggling

What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?

Jun 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 7,901 Views 9 Comments

“If one of them falls, the others tap on the roof and I stop the van.”

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 6,698 Views 27 Comments

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

Two pregnant women found among 68 trafficked in containers
# Essex
# Essex

Two pregnant women found among 68 trafficked in containers

Jun 5th 2015, 12:46 PM 8,245 Views 8 Comments

The four men driving the vehicles have been arrested on suspicion of breaking immigration laws.

Australian drug smugglers make last-ditch attempt to avoid death by firing squad
# Bali Nine
# Bali Nine

Australian drug smugglers make last-ditch attempt to avoid death by firing squad

Mar 25th 2015, 8:13 AM 17,931 Views 52 Comments

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug trafficking gang, were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.

Two men freed after cannabis arrest, saying they had been trafficked into Ireland
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Two men freed after cannabis arrest, saying they had been trafficked into Ireland

Mar 11th 2015, 5:41 PM 7,957 Views 9 Comments

The judge found that the gardaí investigating the case were also investigating the claims that they had been trafficked.

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year
# Sex Workers
# Sex Workers

Over 300 women affected by trafficking and prostitution needed help last year

Nov 5th 2014, 7:40 AM 5,601 Views 29 Comments

That is an 18% increase on 2012.

Some convicted migrants may have been forced to commit crimes by human traffickers
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Some convicted migrants may have been forced to commit crimes by human traffickers

Oct 18th 2014, 1:06 PM 8,339 Views 43 Comments

183 people were trafficked into Ireland in three years, a report shows.

Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking
# Operation Archimedes
# Operation Archimedes

Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking

Sep 24th 2014, 2:49 PM 6,703 Views 4 Comments

Over 1,000 arrests were made across the EU and most arrests made in Ireland were for burglary offences.

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean

Sep 15th 2014, 12:44 PM 4,713 Views 6 Comments

The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish - MRCI
# Slavery
# Slavery

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish - MRCI

Jul 30th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,514 Views 36 Comments

Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims
# Crime Gangs
# Crime Gangs

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Jun 12th 2014, 6:09 PM 16,918 Views 51 Comments

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

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets
# Migrants
# Migrants

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

Jun 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 46 Views 31 Comments

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

Education, training and legal help all lacking for trafficking victims - Immigrant Council of Ireland
# Civil Rights
# Civil Rights

Education, training and legal help all lacking for trafficking victims - Immigrant Council of Ireland

May 6th 2014, 4:47 PM 4,059 Views 18 Comments

The ICI spoke to the Seanad and have outlined how over half of those trafficked to Ireland do not get access to proper supports.

The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why...
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why...

May 1st 2014, 10:21 PM 9,672 Views 10 Comments

There is still a general onus on victims to self-report according to the ESRI.

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland

Apr 12th 2014, 1:33 PM 6,464 Views 23 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?
# Action Plan
# Action Plan

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?

Apr 10th 2014, 10:45 AM 6,982 Views 15 Comments

Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.

Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape

Mar 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 434 Views 128 Comments

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.

Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Judge rules couple accused of sex slavery can be named

Jan 31st 2014, 6:11 PM 23,772 Views 0 Comments

The two are accused of a number of offences against the women – one of whom has a severe learning disability.

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

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

Nov 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 267 Views 95 Comments

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.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Nov 27th 2013, 10:52 PM 17,502 Views 6 Comments

Today everyone’s been talking about the sentencing of Liam Adams, the body found in Kerry and hospital staff top-ups.

Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking
# Sexual Exploitation
# Sexual Exploitation

Pilot scheme trains airline and airport crew to better spot human trafficking

Nov 5th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,695 Views 12 Comments

Developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, it’s hoped the project will be rolled out throughout Europe.

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl
# Courts
# Courts

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl

Oct 23rd 2013, 4:19 PM 30,862 Views 60 Comments

The girl, who could not speak, was trafficked from Pakistan to work as a servant.

Girl found outside GPO may be a victim of sex trafficking
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Girl found outside GPO may be a victim of sex trafficking

Oct 21st 2013, 10:10 PM 69,434 Views 116 Comments

The young teenager is now in the care of the HSE as gardaí search for clues to her identity.

Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Human trafficking and forced prostitution is continuing in Ireland

Oct 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 413 Views 95 Comments

Forget the myths you’ve heard about ‘happy prostitutes’ – the reality is that adults and children are in a living hell right now after being trafficked into Ireland for sexual exploitation, writes Denis Charlton.

New research centre to focus on trafficking, child safety and cyberbullying
# CyberPsychology
# CyberPsychology

New research centre to focus on trafficking, child safety and cyberbullying

Oct 4th 2013, 10:00 PM 5,002 Views 7 Comments

The RCSI launched its CyberPsychology Research Centre this week.

FBI busts underage prostitution ring saving 105 children, arresting 150 pimps
# United States
# United States

FBI busts underage prostitution ring saving 105 children, arresting 150 pimps

Jul 29th 2013, 6:49 PM 14,606 Views 27 Comments

Most of the freed youths are young teenagers aged 13 to 16, said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.

Mexico captures boss of vicious Zetas drug cartel
# Zetas Drug Cartel
# Zetas Drug Cartel

Mexico captures boss of vicious Zetas drug cartel

Jul 16th 2013, 9:02 AM 8,467 Views 31 Comments

Miguel Angel Trevino has been described as a brutal killer who liked to “stew” his enemies by plunging them in containers of oil and fuel that he would then set alight.

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life

Jun 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 57 Views 29 Comments

Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.

Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking

Jun 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,067 Views 9 Comments

TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.

Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave
# Slavery
# Slavery

Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave

Jun 18th 2013, 6:15 AM 9,800 Views 11 Comments

Over 180 cases of modern day slavery have been uncovered here in the last six years and victims are calling for protection in the law.

Man charged with rape, child sexual grooming and trafficking offences in Armagh
# Abuse
# Abuse

Man charged with rape, child sexual grooming and trafficking offences in Armagh

May 10th 2013, 9:47 AM 9,809 Views 0 Comments

A 25-year-old man will appear in court this morning charged in connection with multiple sexual offences.

Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Shatter publishes human trafficking bill to tackle forced begging

Apr 16th 2013, 1:30 PM 5,781 Views 14 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomed the bill but said trafficking for sexual exploitation remains the most predominant form.

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions

Feb 26th 2013, 6:01 PM 3,827 Views 9 Comments

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said this shows a “clear need for a fresh approach to identifying victims”.

One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey

Feb 11th 2013, 2:40 PM 11,534 Views 52 Comments

The news comes as part of an online survey that was conducted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report

Feb 1st 2013, 9:06 AM 10,622 Views 81 Comments

The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution

Dec 12th 2012, 5:36 PM 21,486 Views 33 Comments

June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.

Some seized puppies 'only six weeks old', says DSPCA
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Some seized puppies 'only six weeks old', says DSPCA

Oct 13th 2012, 6:49 PM 9,406 Views 18 Comments

The second litter of puppies, seized at Dublin Port on Thursday evening, are mostly aged between eight and ten weeks.

56 puppies rescued in second dog trafficking seizure
# ANIMAL RESCUE
# ANIMAL RESCUE

56 puppies rescued in second dog trafficking seizure

Oct 12th 2012, 7:32 PM 24,828 Views 73 Comments

One man was arrested but has been released since.

Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex

Sep 24th 2012, 10:29 AM 5,780 Views 22 Comments

Tonight’s council meeting will debate a Labour motion which would see Cork become the latest council to call for a change in law.