first_imgDONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle insisted today that the law must be changed to criminalise men who pay prostitutes for sex in the county.Mr Pringle said he wanted to mark EU Anti-trafficking Day by highlighting the urgent need to criminalise the purchase of sex to put an end to prostitution and human trafficking in Ireland.“As it stands, the sale or purchase of sex is not criminalised here in Ireland, whereby the law protects these transactions as agreements between consenting adults,” said the Donegal South West deputy. “The approach currently taken here is the partial criminalisation of prostitution, so while the buying of sex is not criminalised some activities associated with prostitution are outlawed, but merely as public order offences. This does little to tackle prostitution and trafficking in Ireland which also leaves vulnerable women in a position where they are effectively criminalised.“I have attended numerous events on this issue and heard many tragic stories about the dire conditions many of these women are experiencing. With prostitution regulation currently under review it is vital that it is buyers and traffickers that are criminalised and not women, where in many cases they are forced into this situation.“The approach adopted in Sweden whereby the purchase of sexual services is illegal and not the sellers is one which I believe should be looked at here. This way prostitution would be recognised as violence against women and from there, I believe a voluntary rehabilitation programme for these women could be established.“This approach has resulted in a reduction in the number of men paying for sex in Sweden, as well the number of women and girls who are victims of prostitution and trafficking. “It’s about time that these women’s rights are recognised and I hope that the results of the review here are published as soon as possible so that we can finally adequately criminalise this offence.”MEN WHO PAY FOR SEX AT DONEGAL BROTHELS MUST BE CRIMINALISED, SAYS TD was last modified: October 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crimeMEN WHO PAY FOR SEX AT DONEGAL BROTHELS MUST BE CRIMINALISEDprostitutes donegal sexSAYS TDsex crimelast_img read more

Paul George heading to Thunder, Griffin stays with Clippers – reports

first_imgPagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES In other trade moves reported Friday, Los Angeles Clippers stalwart Blake Griffin is set to sign a new five-year deal that will see him remain in California.The Los Angeles Times and ESPN both reported that Griffin would sign a deal worth $173 million after scrapping scheduled meetings with Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets.It follows a tumultuous week for the Clippers, who on Wednesday saw Chris Paul depart for the Houston Rockets ahead of free agency starting on Saturday.READ: Clippers coach Rivers on Chris Paul trade: ‘I hate the way it ended’Paul joined the Rockets following a reported rift with coach Doc Rivers. Griffin, the top overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, last week opted out of his contract and became an unrestricted free agent.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Paul George and Russell Westbrook are set to become teammates in the Oklahoma City Thunder. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Indiana Pacers star Paul George is set to join the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster deal that will see Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis head in the opposite direction, reports said Friday (Saturday, Manila).ESPN reported that four-time All-Star forward George heads to the Thunder despite pledging to remain with the Pacers for the 2017-2018 season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Pacquiao, Horn make weight for fight LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments George, 27, had been widely linked to a 2018 move to the Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent next year.READ: Paul George informs Pacers he will leave in 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsInstead, the Pacers star is now poised to join Oklahoma City, where he will forge a partnership with NBA 2016-17 Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook.No further details of the proposed deal were immediately available, but the move would enable Indiana to obtain talent for losing George, something they wouldn’t get if he played out his contract next season. Paul and Griffin have been integral to the Clippers’ record of reaching the post-season in the last six seasons, although they have never made it further than the second round.Griffin has also endured recent seasons disrupted by injuries that have restricted him to just 83 regular season appearances in the past three seasons.Griffin averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds last season in 61 games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more