Prostitutes flock to streets of gold
The majority of foreign sex workers are here because Irish clients will pay more for their services than in almost any other country, writes Jim Cusack
Published 05/09/2010 | 05:00
MOST of the young foreign women working in the sex trade in Ireland are here because Irish men are prepared to pay more for their services than clients almost anywhere else. Gardai involved in vice investigations say that despite widely publicised reports of human trafficking, the vast majority of foreign sex workers are drawn here by the money Irish men are prepared to pay for sex.
As well as women working in the trade, the number of young male homosexual prostitutes coming here is also increasing. There were 75 men offering 'man on man' massages on two websites used mainly by female Chinese 'massage' women in Dublin last week. There were also a few 'female to female' massages on offer.
Gardai say they do not know the number or percentage of girls and women who