Statement: Oppose N. Ireland Bill to criminalise clients

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Pushing prostitution further underground will not abolish it nor help sex workers, It will endanger sex workers’ lives and livelihoods.  Consenting sex is not a crime. Criminalising clients will not stop prostitution; it will push it further underground, making it … Continue reading

Action Alert: Stop criminalisation of sex work in Northern Ireland

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From Aisling Gallagher: The bill that could impose the Nordic model on sex workers working in Northern Ireland is going to be voted on sometime in the next 48 hours. LIST OF MLAS here – PLEASE GET TWEETING/EMAILING. Please email and tweet Sinn Fein … Continue reading

Hotpress: Prostitution – Whose life is it anyway?

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Niki Adams cautions against ‘the Swedish Model’ and raises concerns about the role of the religiously-motivated, State-funded Irish pressure group ‘Ruhama’. Olaf Tyaransen, 27 Feb 2014 “To the moralist, prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the … Continue reading

Irish Times: Sex workers’ reality is no toy for religious or other moralising

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Sex workers’ reality is no toy for religious or other moralising Fionola Meredith Irish Times 28th December 2013 Feminists and religious fundamentalists shouldn’t mix. If they do find common cause, it’s often a sign that one-dimensional moral or ideological fanaticism – … Continue reading

Guardian: Letter demanding a fairer representation on criminalisation of clients

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Mon, 23 December 2013 ICRSE Coordinator Following a series of article in the UK news paper The Guardian, ICRSE and many sex workers organisations, academics and allies have signed a letter demanding a fairer representation to the debate on criminalisation of … Continue reading

Irish Times: Norris rejects call to criminalise purchase of sex

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Independent Senator also criticises Taoiseach over Seanad abolition proposal Senator David Norris addressing the Seanad yesterday. “I have never used the services of prostitutes but I have been in a number of brothels for different reasons and have put that … Continue reading