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New calls for Government to decriminalise Irish sex industry

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"If a global health pandemic can't stop the demand for sex workers, then we really need to be more realistic in our approach to the industry."

That is the stark message this weekend from the Director of Sex Workers' Alliance Ireland (SWAI) and sex worker Kate McGrew, as she called upon the Government to decriminalise Ireland's sex industry.

Ms McGrew was speaking as she fielded calls from scores of workers who are being pressurised to provide 'in-person' services under the lockdown.