Over 1,000 women and girls are for sale for sex in Ireland daily. (Kelleher et al. 2009)

  • 1 in 15 men in Ireland report having paid for sex. (Kelleher et al. 2009)
  • 61% of them are married or in a “committed” relationship. (Kelleher et al. 2009)
  • Sex buyers come from all parts of Ireland and all socio-economic backgrounds. (Kelleher et al. 2009)
  • Surveys of men highlight the greatest deterrent to buying sex is a criminal sanction and/or risk of public exposure. (Mc Leod et al. 2008)