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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(...)

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(...)

Sex crime? ‘While the elimination of prostitution is a far-fetched ideal, minimisation of harm for those engaged in prostitution is practical, achievable and long overdue in Ireland,’ according to a study. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Department of Justice says that although human trafficking and prostitution sometimes overlap, “human trafficking and prostitution a(...)

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(...)

The Criminal Law Sexual Offences Bill provides for an ascending scale of penalties, from a fixed-notice fine of €500 for first-time offenders, to a €4,000 fine and/or four-week jail sentence for repeat offenders. Photograph:   PA

Legislation to criminalise the purchase of sex will be introduced to the Dáil tomorrow. The Criminal Law Sexual Offence(...)

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