Study to examine extent of people trafficking in Ireland
Thursday, August 02, 2007
A new research project is set to examine the true situation surrounding the trafficking of women and children into Ireland's sex industry.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland has commissioned the year-long study, which will assess the extent, causes and ways of responding to the problem.
The council says it believes that the number of women and children being trafficked into Ireland is far bigger than the authorities are aware of.
Support groups also say the trafficking of people to work in the sex industry is a significant problem.