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# Human Trafficking

Last month
February 2023
# andrew tate
Romanian court extends Andrew Tate’s detention for a third time
The British-US citizen was arrested on 29 December when authorities descended on his property north of Bucharest.
# Court of Appeal
Landmark human trafficking case sees jail sentences increased for forced prostitution
The Court of Appeal quashed the original sentence and re-sentenced both women to increased jail terms.
# Healthcare crisis
'Non-EU nurses are paying to come here': Ireland's place in global scramble for healthcare staff
The co-founder of Migrant Nurses Ireland said the organisation is aware of instances of non-EU nurses paying to come to Ireland for work.
# Explainer
Explainer: What is the difference between ‘economic migrants’, ‘refugees’ and 'asylum-seekers'?
False claims about asylum seekers often use terms in confusing and contradictory ways
This year
# andrew tate
Romanian authorities extend detention of controversial influencer Andrew Tate
The controversial influencer is under investigation for alleged human trafficking and rape.
# Human Trafficking
Andrew Tate due in Romanian court to appeal against continued detention
The controversial social media influencer is charged with being part of an organised crime group, human trafficking and rape.
Last year
# Influencer
Romanian court orders 30-day detention of Andrew Tate over allegations of human trafficking
Tate and his brother Tristan were arrested yesterday.
Irish justice system 'failing' migrant fishing workers who report exploitation
A report by
Maria Delaney and Geela Garcia
Our investigation finds 35 referrals of human trafficking in sector – but no prosecutions.
US report states Ireland has systemic deficiencies in victim identification, referral and assistance
Alleged trafficking victim: "It hurt. I felt the punch land. I told him if he did that again I’d report him."
# Charged
Man (30s) due in court in connection with human trafficking investigation
The man was arrested during the course of a search and arrest operation in Co Galway yesterday.
# Galway
Man (30s) arrested in connection with human trafficking investigation
The man was arrested during the course of a search and arrest operation in Co Galway today.
# Human Trafficking
Man and woman appear in Co Tyrone court on brothel keeping charges
Gerard Corrigan and Mavie Martins Mariano appeared separately via video link before Dungannon Magistrate’s Court today.
# Human Trafficking
Council of Europe body expresses concern at low number of human trafficking prosecutions
Concern was also expressed about the availability of ‘qualified interpreters’ and a lack of specialised accomodation.
# Extradition
Fugitive wanted for human trafficking offences surrendered to Lithuania police at Dublin Port
Gardaí said the man has strong links to organised crime.
# Human Rights
Anti human trafficking report calls for gender-specific accommodation for victims
The national anti-trafficking rapporteur listed education, the war in Ukraine and age identification as concerns.
# crossing borders
Air and sea transport links make Ireland a 'key target' for international human trafficking
The Azure Forum looked at organised crime across the UK and Ireland and how the two jurisdictions interact.
# manitoba
Man arrested after four people, including a baby, freeze to death near US-Canada border
The US Department of Justice said the man has been charged with human smuggling.
All time
# Garda Operation
Man arrested for 'brothel-keeping' as part of garda action on human trafficking
As a result of the initiative, one female victim of sexual labour/exploitation was identified.
# Courts
Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences
Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women.
# Courts
Two women charged over alleged human trafficking offences due in court
They will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am today.
# Trafficking in Persons
Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking for second year
Ireland is the only country in western Europe in this watchlist.
# Human Trafficking
Two women arrested over alleged human trafficking offences
Gardaí searched locations in three counties in the northwest.
# Courts
Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
It’s believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland.
# Cork
Three men receiving assistance after two Cork premises searched over suspected human trafficking
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
# Report
Ireland ranked worst in western Europe for tackling human trafficking
The annual trafficking report by a US State department has worsened Ireland’s ranking this year.
# Human Trafficking
Two Irish men face illegal immigration charge after 10 people found in lorry
The two men were arrested in Dover by UK police.
# Child Protection
'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks
The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.
# Human Trafficking
Northern Irish man (23) charged over Essex lorry deaths
Christopher Kennedy has been charged with human trafficking offences.
# Essex
Vietnam 'strongly condemns' human trafficking after confirmation all Essex lorry victims were Vietnamese
Eight women and 31 men were found dead in a refrigerated container in Essex last week.
# Investigation
Two more people arrested over Essex lorry deaths
A man and a woman have been arrested by police.
# Sexual Exploitation
Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast
A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested in the Antrim area on suspicion of controlling prostitution.
# Human Trafficking
US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking
The report published by the US State Department noted Ireland’s use of direct provision centres to accommodate ‘traumatised victims’.
# crimecall
'I tried to fight so hard. I was chained and I had bruises': Woman forced into prostitution speaks out
Mary spoke about her ordeal, and what she had to do while she was kept by her human traffickers.
# Co Westmeath
Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation
Gardaí searched two premises in the Mullingar area, and made two arrests.
# Human Trafficking
Migrant fishermen 'treated like modern slaves'
Some work 116 hours per week, yet are only paid an average of €2.83 per hour, the High Court was told.
# crisis
'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims
Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.
# Under investigation
Revealed: The human trafficking heroin gang behind an acid attack on a drugs garda
Gardaí have been investigating this gang for a number of years.
# Prostitution
Gardaí shut down seven brothels in Carlow and Kilkenny
No arrests were made on foot of the inspections of the properties.
# illegal entry
Spanish police busts gang that trafficks Chinese migrants to Britain and Ireland for €20,000 per person
The arrests came after a three-year investigation.
# Sexual Exploitation
Number of human trafficking victims in Ireland rose for third consecutive year
Sexual exploitation is most common but there has been an increase in the proportion of labour exploitation being detected.
# Human Trafficking
Two Vietnamese men were smuggled into Ireland to work in cannabis growhouses, court hears
Gardaí raided an industrial estate last year where they found 1,469 cannabis plants.