Statement: New bill to tackle Ireland’s failure to combat human trafficking

Green Party TD Patrick Costello will introduce a bill on Thursday 27th January aimed at tackling Ireland’s failure to combat human trafficking and to implement measures protecting victims of trafficking. The private members bill has been drafted in response to Ireland’s ongoing failure to support vulnerable victims of trafficking and the state’s embarrassing downgrade to…

WATCH: Stand-alone legislation for Strangulation and Harrassment.

Patrick Costello TD: The public is looking to all of us in this House to show leadership on the issue of gender-based violence. One of our roles as legislators is to ensure that the laws we have provide effective protection. The Minister for Justice has spoken in the past of making strangulation a stand-alone offence….