Meanwhile, In Fire



Acting Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan (top) speaking at the controversial Mother and Daughter Lunch this afternoon at Fire, Dawson Street, Dublin organised by the Immigrant Council of ireland in support of the Turn Off The Red Light [fighting prostitution and sex trafficking] Campaign .

More to follow.

Previously: What Do You Mean You ‘Were’ Invited?

Pic: Roisin Ingle

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12 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Fire

  1. Paolo

    Prostitution should be legalised (for all parties). Take the money away from the criminal gangs and let adults do as they please. Same for drugs. Legalise it, make it safe and tax it.

    1. SOMK

      It’s not as simple as just legalise it, objectively if someone wants to buy sex and someone wants to sell it, fine, but you’re talking about a sex worker who is almost invariably from a deprived background, with a high chance of having a history of sexual abuse (85-90%), legaslising a scenario where on average you have young, poor, vulnerable women with a history of sexual abuse, selling themselves to older, wealthier, man, doesn’t make it right, it’s certainly not a solution and it could cause as much harm e xecutedbadly as it could allieviate it if it were done in partnership with better services,poolicing and a concerted and genuine effort to fight poverty (The recently published EU Social justice index has Ireland in the bottom 3 in anti-poverty BTW).

  2. Atlas

    Posting here to remind everyone that the substantive backing for the ‘Turn Off The Red Light’ campaign comes from the nuns who used to run the Magdalene laundries.

      1. Atlas

        To redeem all the ‘fallen women’ working in the sex industry, obviously. They’re so brazen that they concurrently ran the anti-prostitution group Ruhama and the Magdalene laundries for seven years. They’re not to be trusted, and the fact that they’re getting support from do-gooder, fundraiser-throwing, Irish Times column-writing bleeding heart feminist types is beyond my understanding.

        In case you don’t believe me:

        Established in 1989, Ruhama is a Dublin-based NGO which works on a national level with women affected by prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

        “Ruhama was founded as a joint initiative of the Good Shepherd Sisters and Our Lady of Charity Sisters, both of which had a long history of involvement with marginalised women, including those involved in prostitution.”

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