Blog Archives

Women ‘for sale’ in Limerick –

Delegates: Patricia Stapleton, anti trafficking officer, Doras Luimni, John OReilly, speaker and Sheila Crowley, service manager, Ruhama, at the Human trafficking conference at the Hunt Museum. (Picture: Adrian Butler)

By Aine Fitzgerald

Published on Monday 22 October 2012 08:30

TODAY in Limerick there are 46 women “for sale” on one internet site alone, a conference on Human Trafficking has heard.

The statement was made by Denise Charlton of the Turn Off the Red Light campaign who was speaking on the subject of the purchase of sex, during a conference entitled Human Trafficking – The Problem of Identification.

The conference which was hosted by Doras Luimni in the Hunt Museum to mark EU Anti-Trafficking Day heard how the majority of individuals buying sex are now doing so on the internet as it is not illegal to do so.

“In order to buy her all I have to do is go on the net and put in what I want- ethnic minority, colour eyes, whatever, and she gets delivered to my apartment or someone else’s apartment, or a hotel room and afterwards I can rate her,” explained Ms Charlton of how individuals purchase sex on the internet.

Turn Off the Red Light is campaigning to end prostitution and sex trafficking in Ireland. Those involved in the campaign believe that the best way to combat this is to tackle the demand for prostitution by criminalising the purchase of sex.

The women who are “for sale” Ms Charlton said, are usually being controlled by criminals or criminal gangs.

“And she is earning a lot of money for them – it is extremely profitable. That is the situation in Limerick and it is the same all over Ireland.”

At the moment, she said, individuals are “buying” at lunchtime, on their way home, while at the races, and the Ploughing Championships.

“These are all really busy times,” said Ms Charlton who is CEO of the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

Many buyers, the conference heard, don’t want 18-year-olds “they want younger than 18-year-olds”.

Ms Charlton said there has been a “massive amount” of research done on buying patterns “and what some men will say is the fact that she is young will deter them but for a lot of men it won’t”.

For most men, she said, the greatest deterrent is “name and shame”.

“They do not want people to know they pay for sex.”

Another guest speaker at last Thursday’s conference, retired Limerick-based garda inspector, John O’Reilly, spoke about his experiences working closely with the victims of human trafficking during his secondment with the United Nations mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2002.

In his new book entitled Sex Slavery, the way back, Mr O’Reilly explains a new interviewing technique to combat the psychological effects of trauma on the behaviour of trafficked victims in the sex industry.

via Women ‘for sale’ in Limerick – Local – Limerick Leader.

via Women ‘for sale’ in Limerick – Local – Limerick Leader.

90 +Wines in dublin

With a critical score of 90 points+


The Casual Way to Discuss Movies


...because it was never black & white


Trying to live a creative life


Movies, thoughts, thoughts about movies.


Saving you from one cinematic disaster at a time.

From 1 Blogger 2 Another

Sharing Great Blog Posts

Wonders in the Dark

Cinema, music, opera, books, television, theater

Just Reviews

Just another site

Mark David Welsh

Feeding Soda Pop to the Thirsty Pigs since 2013


Things I never thunk before.

News from the San Diego Becks

The life and times of Erik, Veronica and Thomas

The Silent Film Quarterly

The Only Magazine Dedicated To Silent Cinema

Leaden Circles

First a warning, musical; then the hour, irrevocable. The leaden circles dissolved in the air.

My Archives

because the internet is not forever


Up to the minute, fair, balanced, informed film reviews.


A Shrine to Pop Culture Obsessiveness. With Lots of Spoilers

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear

“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” – Peter DeVries


Viewing movies in a different light

Twenty Four Frames

Notes on Film by John Greco

Suzanne's Mom's Blog

Arts, Nature, Good Works, Luna & Stella Lockets & Birthstones

It Doesn't Have To Be Right...

... it just has to sound plausible

Rich Green Photography

The life of a photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Australian movie blog - like Margaret and David, just a little younger

Octopus Films

A place for new perspectives on films, TV, media and entertainment.

scifist 2.0

A sci-fi movie history in reviews

The Reviewer's Corner

The Sometimes Serious Corner of the Internet for Anime, Manga, and Comic related things

First Impressions

Notes on Films and Culture

1,001 Movies Reviewed Before You Die

Where I Review One of the 1,001 Movies You Should Watch Before you Die Every Day

Movies Galore of Milwaukee

Movie Galore takes a look at Silent films on up to current in development projects and gives their own opinion on what really does happen in film!

The Catwing Has Landed

A Writer's Blog About Life and Random Things

Gabriel Diego Valdez

Movies and how they change you.

The Horror Incorporated Project

Lurking among the corpses are the body snatchers....plotting their next venture into the graveyard....the blood in your veins will run cold, your spine tingle, as you look into the terror of death in tonight's feature....come along with me into the chamber of horrors, for an excursion through.... Horror Incorporated!

Relatos desde mi ventana

Sentimientos, emociones y reflexiones

Teri again

Finding Me; A site about my life before and after a divorce

unveiled rhythms

Life In Verses

Gareth Roberts

Unorthodox Marketing & Strategy

leeg schrift


100 Films in a Year

12 months. 100 films. Hopefully.

Morcan Books & Films

The site for a new perspective on books and films

%d bloggers like this: