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 2:41

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(...)

The HSE women’s health project, which offers general health services as well as screenings for sexually transmitted infections, a needle exchange programme and free condoms, saw 268 women last year of whom 240 were non-nationals. The largest proportion came from Brazil, followed by Romania. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A Health Service Executive (HSE) health service for women engaged in prostitution refers “about 10 women a year” to the Irish Family Planning Associat(...)

Gardaí have raided a total of 22 premises around the country as part of a two-day nationwide operation targeting organised prostitution

Gardaí have raided a total of 22 premises around the country as part of a two-day nationwide operation targeting organised prostitution. The searches (...)

 Sarah Benson, chief executive of   Ruhama, said that of the 219 women who presented for casework support last year, 83 had been trafficked here.  Photograph: Maura Hickey.

A “national conversation” on how best to support women in prostitution and tackle sex trafficking is needed, the chairwoman of the main charity workin(...)

Protestors outside the Nigerian embassy in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

About 30 members of the Nigerian diaspora in Ireland, some of who had family members affected by the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in the Afr(...)

Caroline Counihan of the Rape Crisis Network of Ireland.

The classification of prostitution as gender based violence is fundamental to achieving an effective response to sexual violence, an Oireachtas(...)

Supporters of the Turn Off the Red Light campaign at a demonstration outside Leinster House last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Feminists and religious fundamentalists shouldn’t mix. If they do find common cause, it’s often a sign that one-dimensional moral or ideological fanat(...)

Ruhama says the majority of those working  in the indoor sex trade in Ireland are migrants.

The only voluntary organisation in the State supporting women affected by prostitution was accessed by more women last year than any in its over 20-ye(...)

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(...)

Women on their way into the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality earleir this year. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A law criminalising payment for sex through prostitution has been recommended by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice.The report on Review of the Legis(...)