Sexual Trade Union groups in Ireland appear to be having success in lobbying their government to tighten laws on prostitution – and to ‘close the loophole’ that allows men to legally pay for sex :
Members of a group lobbying for the laws on prostitution to be tightened continued their campaign today by meeting Independent TDs at Leinster House.
The discussions took place ahead of tonight’s RTÉ’s Prime Time programme on the issue.
The ”Turn off the Red Light” campaign is made up of 48 communities, professional organisations, unions and voluntary groups.
It says the law should be tightened to support women trapped in a life of abuse in the sex industry.
Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland Denise Charlton said many people will be surprised that a loophole in Irish law means it is legal to pay for sex.
She said the campaign is calling on the Government to introduce legislation that makes it a criminal offence.
Meanwhile, W.F.Price has posted a couple of articles on prostitution at The-Spearhead.com that you should check out, if you haven’t already done so :