Ireland’s new laws criminalising the purchase of sex will work in cutting trafficking and sexual exploitation according to a new report - but those behind the research said it could also be improved by the imposition of “on-the-spot” fines.
WITH 100 refugees from war-torn Syria already in Ireland and up to 4,000 immigrants expected here over the next two years, it is heartening to feel the Government is actively planning to ensure they are fully integrated in Irish society.
AS a frontline organisation and independent law centre which has supported 19 victims of trafficking in the past year, the Immigrant Council of Ireland welcomes the commitment of the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, to prioritising the Sexual Offences Bill in the coming Oireachtas term (‘Minister to proceed with plan to criminalise sex buyers’, Irish Examiner, August 14).
MYTHS are the stories that groups tell themselves: the beautiful lies that allow life go on. This is a week of great myth making. In the death and interment of Nelson Mandela we are witnessing modern myth being made in front of our eyes. But myths can be pernicious and evil — corroding life as well as enhancing it.