'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in the Republic Of Ireland

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I've never understood this attitude to prostitution. If a person wants to provide sexual services to another person for money, and both are happy with the arrangement what business is it of the state?

Plus, if it's such a bad thing, why is it only the person that pays who is judged to be doing something wrong now? If there is something inherently wrong then surely both parties to a transaction are in the wrong. How can a buyer be committing a criminal act when the seller is also involved in the transaction, but isn't considered to be engaging in a criminal act?

I really don't see how it protects prostitutes in any way. The business is still going to exist, and it will just be driven further underground, putting prostitutes at more risk.

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

"NEW LAWS DESIGNED to protect prostitutes by criminalising the buyers of sex came into force today much to the relief of a number of organisations.

Turn Off The Red Light, an umbrella group of charities and groups against the selling of sex, described the commencement of the laws as “an historic day” which they believe will help “vulnerable women, children and men in prostitution access support”.

Spokeswoman for Turn Off The Red Light, Denise Charlton, said today is important because, for the first time, those involved in prostitution will no longer be criminalised by the law but instead protected by it."
 


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I presume one can still hire a politician and get to ride the taxpayer.
 

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Another law which the cops will be incapable of implementing.

More laws, more regulations, more control, more restictions, more compulsory taxes.

More of everything. And less common sense. Much less common sense.
 

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I've never understood this attitude to prostitution. If a person wants to provide sexual services to another person for money, and both are happy with the arrangement what business is it of the state?

Plus, if it's such a bad thing, why is it only the person that pays who is judged to be doing something wrong now? If there is something inherently wrong then surely both parties to a transaction are in the wrong. How can a buyer be committing a criminal act when the seller is also involved in the transaction, but isn't considered to be engaging in a criminal act?

I really don't see how it protects prostitutes in any way. The business is still going to exist, and it will just be driven further underground, putting prostitutes at more risk.

'An historic day': It is now illegal to buy sex in Ireland

"NEW LAWS DESIGNED to protect prostitutes by criminalising the buyers of sex came into force today much to the relief of a number of organisations.

Turn Off The Red Light, an umbrella group of charities and groups against the selling of sex, described the commencement of the laws as “an historic day” which they believe will help “vulnerable women, children and men in prostitution access support”.

Spokeswoman for Turn Off The Red Light, Denise Charlton, said today is important because, for the first time, those involved in prostitution will no longer be criminalised by the law but instead protected by it."
its a bit like selling your body parts ......why should anyone be able to prevent you from selling a kidney in your hour or need, or a few pints of blood.
 

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Feminists are a mad bunch, they want the power to terminate life at will but wow betide any woman who wants to sell her body for money, the sisters go mental.
 

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Another law which the cops will be incapable of implementing.

More laws, more regulations, more control, more restictions, more compulsory taxes.

More of everything. And less common sense.
One more reason to up sticks, & emigrate out of this moss covered shi**ole... what a sick country..:roll:
 

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Do these people imagine that this will improve anyone's lot? Other than Helen Lovejoy.
 

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This was never about protecting anyone. Trafficking, child exploitation, conspiracy to procure (pimping) all - already illegal.

In fact it will be more likely that deaths will arise.

This is about a revenue stream for busybodies on quangos.

Wait till their next campaign. You just wait. They wont give up now.
 

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Another law which the cops will be incapable of implementing.

More laws, more regulations, more control, more restictions, more compulsory taxes.

More of everything. And less common sense. Much less common sense.


Do you really expect sense or clarity from any government?

It looks like the police will still be able to charge everybody involved in a transaction with something if they try hard enough.

This bill messes things up in royal fashion:

FactCheck: Would a new government bill really decriminalise sex workers?

"Claim: The new Sexual Offences Bill would decriminalise sex workers

Verdict: Mostly FALSE

The new bill would decriminalise public solicitation by sex workers, but…
It would retain the criminalisation of loitering by sex workers, and increase the penalties for it
It would retain the effective criminalisation of sex workers, under a provision on brothels, and increase the penalties for it."
 

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its a bit like selling your body parts ......why should anyone be able to prevent you from selling a kidney in your hour or need, or a few pints of blood.
Damn right.

This is the usual Irish moral puritans getting their way, while pretending they care about some people.
 

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Another law which the cops will be incapable of implementing.

More laws, more regulations, more control, more restictions, more compulsory taxes.

More of everything. And less common sense. Much less common sense.
Do you get penalty points? :shock:
 

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If I go on a date with a girl and buy her a meal & drinks with the intent this will lead to sex, am I now breaking the law ?
 

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This was never about protecting anyone. Trafficking, child exploitation, conspiracy to procure (pimping) all - already illegal.

In fact it will be more likely that deaths will arise.

This is about a revenue stream for busybodies on quangos.

Wait till their next campaign. You just wait. They wont give up now.


Agreed.

If the police wanted to do something about prostitution from the angle of trafficking and child exploitation, why don't they use the laws that exist to do something about trafficking and child exploitation?

Instead the lawmakers have made things even more confusing.
 


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