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 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(...)

Just under a fifth of victims were Irish, all of whom were said to be underage victims of sexual exploitation. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of human trafficking cases detected in Ireland increased significantly in 2015, as did the trafficking of minors, according to a new Depart(...)

A Department of Justice executive committed to a review of legislation criminalising the purchase of sex to assess its impact on the  rights of sex workers. Photograph: Getty Images

A Government delegation to the United Nations has been criticised as “vague and unhelpful” in its responses to questions about abortion. Ireland was(...)

Between January 2009 and December 2015, 417 victims of human trafficking were reported to or detected by gardaí.  Reasons for trafficking include for sexual exploitation and for labour, for sectors such as domestic, home care, farm and fishery work, and for criminal activity such as cannabis-growing. File photograph: Getty Images

People who pay for prostitutes bear “responsibility for the lives stolen by trafficking”, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. Launching(...)

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