Grassroots support: Together for Yes and Save the 8th say they have raised significant amounts from small donors. Photograph: Getty

Fundraising appeals by abortion-referendum campaigns have raised significant amounts from small donors, both sides have claimed. Together for Yes, wh(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has signed aspects of the new Sexual Offences Bill into law. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New laws criminalising the purchase of sex and introducing new offences relating to the sexual exploitation of children will take effect from Monday. (...)

Bridget Perrier, Fiona Broadfoot, Ne’cole Daniels and Rachel Moran, who gave testimonies about having survived prostitution, at the launch of the Turn Off The Red Light campaign at Leinster House  on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Women formerly involved in the sex industry have spoken of their experience of abuse, extreme violence and rape to lend their voices to a campaign fo(...)

“It is of real importance to young students who have given five years of study that their papers would be examined dispassionately, accurately and professionally.’’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has said teachers marking second-level examination papers should have more training. “It is currently only two d(...)

Gardaí have released a man they were questioning about alleged human trafficking in Co Donegal.

Gardaí have released a man they were questioning about alleged human trafficking in Co Donegal. The man, in his 40s, was released from custody at Let(...)

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(...)

Immigrant Council of Ireland chairman John Cunningham (from left) and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (the founder of the council) speak to Brian Killoran, who has been appointed as the council’s new chief executive. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has appointed Brian Killoran as its chief executive. Mr Killoran, who has worked with the organisation for more than (...)

Chief executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) Denise Charlton. The ICI criticised Ireland’s immigration policy and how it leaves migrants ‘living in limbo’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Failure to provide a modern and fair immigration service in Ireland is having a significant negative impact on immigrants and their families, accordin(...)

The Immigrant Council of Ireland supported 19 women and teenagers this year who had been trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation. Photograph: Thinkstock

Teenagers and women trafficked into Ireland for sex face “daily rapes” in brothels and are being rapidly moved around the country to meet the demand f(...)

Immigrant Council of Ireland chief executive Denise Charlton said it was the second successive year in which there had been a substantial rise in incidents reported.

The number of racist incidents reported to the Immigrant Council of Ireland has more than doubled this year. Latest figures released by the council sh(...)

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