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# Trafficking

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New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions
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
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
The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.
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.
Some seized puppies 'only six weeks old', says DSPCA
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
One man was arrested but has been released since.
Cork City Council to vote on call for law against buying sex
Tonight’s council meeting will debate a Labour motion which would see Cork become the latest council to call for a change in law.
Colombia says last top drug lord arrested
Daniel “El Loco” Barrera, alleged to be the country’s last major drug lord, has been arrested in an international sting.
Irish children have been trafficked for 'criminal' purposes - report
A new report by researchers at UCC found that a significant number of children who applied for asylum in Ireland disappeared – and may have been trafficked.
Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex
Turn Off the Red Light, a group of 56 charities, has told an Oireachtas committee that Ireland should follow Sweden’s lead.
Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services
Group which assists women affected by prostitution and trafficking says it supported 241 women last year.
Northern Ireland to make it illegal to pay for sex
An MLA has launched a public consultation which would see Northern Ireland take the lead in the UK against sexual trafficking.
Scores of kidnapped children freed from Chinese traffickers
Babies were being auctioned to the highest bidder for as much as €6,000, according to reports.
Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny - report
A US State Department report released yesterday has sparked calls for greater awareness of human trafficking that is happening here in Ireland.
Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.
Changes to prostitution law in Scotland 'could see brothel keepers focus on Ireland'
The Scottish parliament is debating a plan to fast-track new laws which would make it illegal to pay for sex – but that could lead to them moving their activities here, the Immigrant Council of Ireland has warned.
Leitrim first council to call for ban on buying sex
Government has failed to fulfill commitments to look at Swedish-style legislation.
Immigrant council "deeply disappointed" with BAI ruling over sex trade ads
BAI upheld part of complaint which said that ad concerning prostitution in Ireland was directed towards a ‘political end’.
Gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cannabis
The investigation into the cultivation, sale and supply of cannabis in the Waterford area continues.
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.
Belfast: Women arrested in prostitution and human trafficking investigation
Two women have been arrested as part of a PSNI investigation into controlling prostitution and human trafficking in Northern Ireland.
Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?
Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan
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.
Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe
Cartels operating drug routes through West Africa may be using submarines – which can be ‘bought freely on the international market’, a UN official said.
Brothel owner ordered to pay €2m
TJ Carroll ran a prostitution network from 35 locations in Ireland – forcing trafficked women to work in the sex industry.
Drugged tiger cub found in woman’s luggage
Bangkok airport police make unusual discovery.