In June 2009 the Government published a First National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland, which outlined the State’s response to the issue. All of the initiatives undertaken flowed from this National Action Plan, which was developed under four main headings:
- Prevention and Awareness Raising
- Prosecution of traffickers
- Protection of victims
- Child trafficking
The Plan set out the structures which enabled Ireland to comply with the relevant international instruments. In 2011, a mid-term a Review of the National Action Plan Final took place in consultation with relevant stakeholders.