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Oct 2016 - Tánaiste Publishes New Anti-Human Trafficking Plan  - (PDF 110KB)

Press release on the publication of the Second National Action Plane to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland.

Nov 2014 - Minister Fitzgerald addresses Interpol General assembly on measures to tackle transnational crime  - (PDF 18KB)

Minister for Justice and Equality addressed the Interpol Ministerial General Assembly in Monaco on measures to tackle transnational crime.

Oct 2014 - Minister opens conference for Senior Garda Officers to mark EU Anti Trafficking Day 2014  - (PDF 24KB)

Press release to mark EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2014

Oct 2014 - Minister Fitzgerald meets with European Union Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinator Dr Myria Vassiliiadou  - (PDF 1,744KB)

Minister Fitzgerald met with the EU Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinator Dr Myria Vassiliadou to discuss Ireland's efforts to combat trafficking in human beings

Oct 2013 - Justice Ministers united in message that partnership is the key in the fight against trafficking.  - (PDF 28KB)

Press release to mark Cross Border Forum on trafficking on EU Anti Trafficking Day 2013

Sep 2013 - Minister Shatter welcomes publication by the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) of the Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Ireland  - (PDF 26KB)

Press release on the publication of GRETA's Report on Ireland's implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against trafficking in human beings.

Jan 2013 - Shatter signs Bilateral agreement on cooperation between Ireland and Romania in combating serious crime.  - (PDF 22KB)

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD today signed, on behalf of the Irish Government, a Bilateral Agreement between the Government of Ireland and the Government of Romania on cooperation in combating serious crime.

Jan 2013 - Shatter announces publication of General Scheme of Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Bill  - (PDF 22KB)

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence has published the general scheme of the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Bill.

Dec 2012 - Ministers congratulate winners of human trafficking awareness raising photography and video competition  - (PDF 28KB)

The Minister for Disability, Equality and Mental Health, Ms Kathleen Lynch T.D., and the Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford, MLA present prizes to the winners of a photography and video competition held for third level students throughout Ireland to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking.

Oct 2012 - Justice Ministers launch photography & video competition to raise awareness of human trafficking among Third Level students.  - (PDF 24KB)

Justice Ministers launch photography & video competition to raise awareness of human trafficking among Third Level students. The Department of Justice and Equality has joined forces with the Northern Ireland Department of Justice to raise awareness of human trafficking on the island of Ireland.

Jul 2012 - Nomination of Irish candidates for election to GRETA  - (PDF 14KB)

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D., is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons for consideration for nomination to the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).

Jan 2011 - Dermot Aherne launches campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking  - (PDF 40KB)

The Department of Justice and Law Reform joined forces with the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland to raise public awareness of human trafficking across Ireland.

Oct 2010 - Launch of Film Festival on Human Trafficking  - (PDF 698KB)

The Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., launched the Film Festival on Human Trafficking on 18 October, 2010.

Jul 2010 - Ireland Ratifies the Council of Europe Convention on Action against THB  - (PDF 576KB)

The Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D, announced that Ireland has ratified  the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, following the deposit of Ireland's instruments of ratification with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Jun 2010 - UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime and Human Trafficking Protocol  - (PDF 814KB)

The Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D.  has announced that Ireland has ratified the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (known as the Palermo Convention) and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.

Dec 2009 - Ahern welcomes Romanian Court Case on Human Trafficking  - (PDF 270KB)

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., welcomed cooperation between An Garda Síochána and the Romanian authorities which has enabled convictions for people trafficking offences to be secured in Romania.

Oct 2008 - Launch of Blue Blindfold Campaign  - (PDF 1,038KB)

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., together with Mr. Fachtna Murphy, Commissioner of An Garda Síochána launched an awareness raising campaign in relation to trafficking in human beings. The campaign has a threefold purpose · to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking with the public and relevant public sector personnel · to appeal to the public and public sector personnel to report any suspicions anonymously to the Gardaí either through Crimestoppers at 1800 25 00 25 or via a dedicated email address called blueblindfold@garda.ie · to discourage the demand for the services of victims of sexual and labour exploitation.




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