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Colombia says last top drug lord arrested
# Colombia
# Colombia

Colombia says last top drug lord arrested

Sep 19th 2012, 1:47 PM 4,762 Views 14 Comments

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
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Irish children have been trafficked for 'criminal' purposes - report

Sep 13th 2012, 8:16 AM 6,025 Views 8 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Anti-trafficking group calls for ban on paying for sex

Aug 24th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,620 Views 67 Comments

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
# Ruhama
# Ruhama

Ruhama reports 18 per cent increase in demand for support services

Aug 22nd 2012, 9:57 AM 2,592 Views 42 Comments

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
# Sex Trade
# Sex Trade

Northern Ireland to make it illegal to pay for sex

Aug 21st 2012, 7:00 PM 6,792 Views 82 Comments

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
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Scores of kidnapped children freed from Chinese traffickers

Jul 6th 2012, 9:17 AM 5,521 Views 4 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Children subjected to prostitution in Dublin, Cork and Kilkenny - report

Jun 21st 2012, 7:15 AM 11,960 Views 19 Comments

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
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,352 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Changes to prostitution law in Scotland 'could see brothel keepers focus on Ireland'

Jun 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 5,192 Views 37 Comments

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
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Leitrim first council to call for ban on buying sex

Jun 13th 2012, 7:00 PM 8,735 Views 124 Comments

Government has failed to fulfill commitments to look at Swedish-style legislation.

Immigrant council "deeply disappointed" with BAI ruling over sex trade ads
# Advertising
# Advertising

Immigrant council "deeply disappointed" with BAI ruling over sex trade ads

Jun 5th 2012, 4:09 PM 5,946 Views 79 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

Gardaí seize €60,000 worth of cannabis

Mar 30th 2012, 8:52 PM 3,045 Views 32 Comments

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’?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Sex workers face brutal abuse. Do we want this to be ‘normal’?

Feb 8th 2012, 7:30 PM 426 Views 139 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

Belfast: Women arrested in prostitution and human trafficking investigation

Jan 20th 2012, 2:46 PM 2,104 Views 2 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Do we have the right to buy or sell sex?

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 AM 408 Views 33 Comments

Criminalising people who pay for sex diverts attention from the real victims being exploited, argues Paul Ryan

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland

Aug 22nd 2011, 8:55 AM 3,423 Views 58 Comments

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
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Drug traffickers 'using submarines' to ship cocaine to Europe

Jun 21st 2011, 12:11 PM 1,377 Views 3 Comments

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
# Brothel Owner
# Brothel Owner

Brothel owner ordered to pay €2m

Mar 14th 2011, 5:54 PM 2,995 Views 0 Comments

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
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Drugged tiger cub found in woman’s luggage

Aug 27th 2010, 2:16 PM 283 Views 0 Comments

Bangkok airport police make unusual discovery.