Sex work



Gardaí urged to revise policies following analysis of brothel-keeping cases

Campaigners have urged gardaí to revise their policies following new analysis which shows that over 150 sex workers have been prosecuted for brothel-keeping in the last decade.

Published 9 August 2019

Jailing of sex workers shows sex purchase laws 'not fit for purpose'

The jailing of two sex workers, including one who is pregnant, shows that Ireland's sex purchase laws are "not fit for purpose", a sex workers' rights group has said.

Published 11 June 2019

Sex workers welcome conviction of man for raping two women working as escorts

An organisation representing sex workers in Ireland has welcomed the conviction of a man for raping two women who were working as escorts.

Published 13 May 2019

Up to 36 people face prosecution for buying sex after gardaí days of action

Up to 36 people face prosecution for buying sex after three "national days of action" by An Garda Síochána, the force has announced.

Published 30 April 2019

Massage parlour owner who thought offering 'manual relief' was legal given suspended sentence

A woman running massage parlours in Dublin who told gardaí she thought the offering of "manual relief" was legal has received a fully suspended prison sentence.

Published 16 January 2019