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The 'happy hooker' myth a far cry from reality of sex trade

The seedy underworld of prostitution is not only rampant in cities, but in rural areas too, writes John Whelan

Published 03/01/2010 | 05:00

Prostitution is rampant in rural Ireland and it's getting worse. That's the stark message from observers of the sex industry who contend that pimps and criminals behind the sordid business are getting harder to track down due to their use of technology.

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Trafficking of foreign women for the sex industry is now endemic throughout the country, they claim, while shockingly, Irish women are being forced back on 'the game' due to the recession.

Prostitution has hit virtually every town in the country. But it is often invisible because it is promoted through the internet and gardai will only intervene if they get a formal complaint.

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