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Naas District Court heard there were no clients present at the time of the Garda raid and no significant money was found at the scene. Photograph: Alan Betson

The jailing of two sex workers in Kildare last week for keeping or being in charge of a brothel proves that Irish laws around prostitution are “not fi(...)

‘We have been informing women on the streets that they are no longer criminalised and this has been very positive’

Globalisation and changes in migration patterns have resulted in a “highly organised, transnational” sex trade thriving across Ireland, according to R(...)

Detectives stopped and spoke to 36 individuals, all men that they suspected of having paid for sex, as part of Operation Quest. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Garda, under pressure to show it is enforcing a controversial 2017 law targeting the sex trade, questioned 36 people over the weekend for allegedl(...)

 Minister of State Seán Kyne at the launch at Buswells Hotel, pictured with Deirdre Mortell , CEO of Social Innovation Fund Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government has distributed €40 million in unclaimed personal bank accounts and insurance policies to several community projects around the country(...)

The posters placed by Ruhama in locations across Dublin to help gain an insight into the attitudes of  sex buyers. Photograph: Ruhama

The shocking results of a campaign which aimed to find out what sex buyers really think about woman being trafficked into Ireland have been revealed t(...)

Sex Workers Alliance Ireland said people it is in contact with were experiencing more harassment, abuse, robberies and violent attacks.

Attacks on sex workers have increased dramatically since a change in the law last March which criminalised the purchase of sex, according to groups su(...)

There is  a cohort in Ireland ‘helping criminal gangs to make millions upon millions through the exploitation of vulnerable women’, says Ruhama. Photograph: Anoek de Groot/AFP/Getty Images)

The Government needs to ensure An Garda Síochána is properly resourced to enforce a new law criminalising the purchase of sex, a charity which works w(...)

Tougher laws on brothel keeping are putting sex workers at increased risk of arrest or assault, according to those working with prostitutes.

It was 1am on a Saturday night when Rachel and her husband heard someone knocking on the door. They could guess what the caller wanted. Her husband op(...)

Vulnerable: foreign women arriving in Ireland are most open to sex-for-rent abuse, according to Ruhama. Illustration: Neil Webb/Ikon/Getty

As Ireland’s rental crisis continues to worsen, “sex for rent” ads have begun to appear for properties in Dublin. The sex-for-rent phenomenon has attr(...)

Facebook is to use photo-matching technology to prevent the further sharing of reported images on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. Photograph: iStock

Facebook is cracking down on “revenge porn” on its platform, introducing new reporting tools that will make it easier to get intimate images shared wi(...)

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