Rachel Moran, co-founder of Space International, said Ireland remained a “highly lucrative place for pimps and traffickers” despite the recession. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland, which campaigners say remains a “highly lucrative place for pimps and sex-traffickers”, could become a world leader in the fight against pros(...)

Miley Cyrus: stuck to a your-prudery-could-never-relate-to-my-liberation script. Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

It’s nothing new to see Sinéad O’Connor take a courageous stance on a pressing but largely ignored social issue. She was doing it long before it was f(...)

In her insightful and harrowing book, Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, Rachel Moran points out that the 1993 Sexual Offences Act criminalise(...)

Cherie Jimenez, Justine Reilly and Rachel Moran outside the Volunteering Centre on O’Connell St, Dublin, at the launch yesterday of lobby group Space International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment). Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A number of survivors of prostitution are particularly “aggrieved and offended” at the decision by Clare Daly TD not to support their campaign for the(...)

Rachel Moran’s extraordinary book lays bare the seven years she spent as a prostitute. It took her more than a decade to write, looking back wi(...)

Let the right one in: some prostitutes go ‘on tour’ around Ireland. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘I used to be under the illusion that I was a nice respectful john. Today I am tortured by my memories,” says David, a successful Dublin busine(...)

Escort: Rachel says she has clients around Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

‘I had a good job as the administrator of a detox unit, and then everything started falling apart around me,” says Mia de Faoite. “I started sm(...)

Protesters outside Leinster House called for a reversal of a move to increase the pupil to teacher ratio introduced in last  December’s Budget. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

Government plans to increase the student to teacher ratio in the further education sector will result in the loss of up to 100 teachers in Dubl(...)

 Author, journalist and former prostitute Rachel Moran.  Photograph: Bryan O'Brien
The myth of the happy hooker
  • People
  • April 13, 2013, 06:00

The first man to take Rachel Moran into his car for £10 hand relief in 1987 didn’t care that the 15-year- old was homeless after being thrown o(...)