Rachel Moran is the author of ‘Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New legislation will be enacted in Northern Ireland on Monday, criminalising those who pay for sex. I was in prostitution for seven years and have bee(...)

 The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Ms Fitzgerald was one of the speakers at the launch of the new male-focused Prostitution - We Don’t Buy It campaign. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Most Irish men have never paid for sex and claim that they never will, but can still play a vital role in fighting the “enslavement” of women caught u(...)

Kate McGrew is a sex worker currently starring in a reality TV show who is against the drive to criminalise men who purchase sex. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Kate McGrew is not a “prostitute”. She is, she says, a sex worker. “To me the word ‘prostitute’ is used by people who look down on what I do, w(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)