Supporters of the Nordic Model have blood on their hands

Supporters of the Nordic Model have blood on their hands

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers closes out a brutal and deadly year for sex workers in Ireland.  Mardi Kennedy, coordinator of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) says “This year has been devastating for Irish sex workers, marked by a murder...
Press Release: Threats of murder to sex workers have been normalised

Press Release: Threats of murder to sex workers have been normalised

This week a phishing scam from someone pretending to be a major advertising site contacted non-national sex workers who are currently advertising. Later in the week, these texts escalated into extreme threats of violence, including threats of murder.  Separately a man...
Review of law needs to be scrapped and started again

Review of law needs to be scrapped and started again

Today the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) learned that the long overdue review of the sex work laws in Ireland has hit another stumbling block, as the independent reviewer heading up the report has stepped back. Linda Kavanagh, comms manager of SWAI said “ As...
Review of law needs to be scrapped and started again

Sex workers failed by law AGAIN

When will the state own up to the fact that the law has failed and decriminalise sex work in Ireland? Mardi Kennedy, coordinator of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) commented on today’s guilty verdict of a man who assaulted two migrant sex workers in 2020 “The...