Sex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claims

first_imgWhatsApp Email Advertisement Previous articleWeekend Munster Rugby FixturesNext articleLIT and Mary I into Fitzgibbon quarter-finals admin NewsLocal NewsSex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claimsBy admin – February 12, 2013 566 Linkedincenter_img Print Twitter ONE in four people surveyed who have paid for sex, said they encountered trafficked or controlled women in Ireland. Some said they refused to continue with the transaction as the believed the women were “too young, unhappy, unwilling or intimidated”. Furthermore, the survey carried out by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, says that the majority of men are middle to high earners in society, have third level education and are in long-term relationships if not married. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Being named in the local newspaper if prosecuted for sexual offences ranked as one of the highest rated deterrents to men buying sex. That, and obtaining a criminal record are only surpassed by the fear of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland said: “These findings are an important contribution to the current debate on whether to curb exploitation, abuse and trafficking by targeting the buyers of sex. We have now heard from the buyers themselves that such laws would be a deterrent.”The profile of those who use prostitutes has shown they are most likely to be middle aged men (36% aged 25 and 44, with 48% aged over 45) who have completed third level education (41%) and are earning more than €20,000 (70%) with just over a fifth topping the €40,000 wage bracket (21%). In addition just over half said they were in a relationship.“The majority of buyers had paid for sex when abroad, mostly in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand showing that buyers are attracted to destinations where prostitution has been legalised or is tolerated.”The online survey is part of a Europe wide project, ‘Stop Traffick!’ supported by the EU, and which over a three-month period used social media, websites and chatrooms to invite responses from both Irish sex buyers and those who do not use prostitutes.“We know too that the image of the happy independent hooker which is being portrayed by those opposed to new laws is not the reality. 24% of buyers reconsidered a transaction because they believed the women and girls involved were controlled, unhappy, too young, unwilling or intimidated.“The fact that buyers generally have a higher income, are better educated and in a relationship dispels the myth of prostitution being used by people who are lonely, isolated or insecure.”The survey results will be shared with the Oireachtas Justice Committee as they continue their consultation process into legislation for prostitution.“We hope it will form part of their deliberations as they continue the review of the laws on prostitution”, concluded Ms Charlton.IN NUMBERS411 survey responses,57 men were buyers of sex1 woman admitted paying for sex24% reconsidered the transaction32% feared disease19% feared a criminal conviction17% feared jail time17% feared being named in local newspaper. Facebooklast_img read more

Wavell Heights home reno a creative mix of old and new

first_imgJohn Jordan and Sarah Crundall with their renovated 1950s house. Picture: Annette DewJOHN Jordan has played out his own end game, staying the bulldozers to bring an old dame of the 1950s back to life. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES “Wavell Heights is an up and coming suburb, a different market. “We put a lot of effort into understanding the compromises needed in design, and where to spend money and where not to spend money,” he said.“Putting french doors from the lounge to the side of the house would have compromised the furniture placement in that sort of room, so we decided against that,” he said.Conversely, extra money has been spent on landscaping, flooring and benchtops.“We’ve bought quite established trees and put a lot of attention into the gardens,” he said.“They’re great now and in two years’ time it’s going to be fantastic.” Rebranding an inner city farmhouse Timber flooring was chosen over tiles in the extension. Picture: supplied.The garage was saved from demolition by Ms Crundall who saw potential when she opened the green garage door.It has been converted into guest accommodation or an office with exposed brick walls paying homage to the original build. AREC 2019: How to survive the property market downturn Transforming the lounge room. Picture: John Jordan.The house has grown from three to five bedrooms, and has been extended at the back to include a new kitchen and dining area. The converted garage is now one of Mr Jordan’s favourite parts of the house. Picture: supplied.“You set yourself up for success in the design stage,” he said.“I’ve done this in Hendra and Hamilton and they are different markets. It’s easy to have a confidence about what you can do without overcapitalising. Lots of surprises behind this green door with a little vision and effort. Picture: John Jordan.center_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN WAVELL HEIGHTS BEFORE: 15 Benecia St, Wavell Heights prior to the 2016 renovation. Picture: supplied“The neighbours were curious, two houses across the road had been bulldozed,” he said. “One option was to bulldoze but these old homes have great bones, high ceilings and come up fantastically and there’s a charm you get in these buildings that’s fantastic,” he said. The extension begins. Picture: John Jordan.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoWith interior design contributions from Mr Jordan’s partner Sarah Crundall, the 12 month, $400,000 transformation began in March 2018.“We converted it from a 1951 house with original carpet, a little old kitchen and everything else, to something that should keep a family happy for years to come,” Mr Jordan said. AFTER: A 12 month renovation has transformed 15 Benecia St, Wavell Heights. Picture: supplied. AFTER: The back of the house as it looks today. Picture: supplied.His aim, in buying 15 Benecia St at Wavell Heights on impulse at auction in 2016, was to modernise while staying in touch with the history of the home and setting a strict budget to stick to. The 683sq m block with new landscaping. Picture: supplied.The hardwood flooring for the extension cost $10,000 and there is $7000-$8000 worth of Caesarstone benchtops in the new kitchen.“It’s been fun to unlock the potential of this property,” Mr Jordan said.Damon Lewis of Ray White New Farm will take the property to auction on June 15 at 11am. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Blank Lady Pirates

first_imgThe Lady Wildcats came out setting the pace and never looked back. The possession and ball movement was too much for Greensburg and Franklin County kept the game on the Greensburg defensive half most of the game.As usual, Jordan Nichols was involved with both scoring events recording an assist to Grace Noble and capitalizing on a pass from Adrienne Bundy, however, it was a coordinated attack with 29 shots on goal. The Wildcats faced the top goalkeeper in the league and she was as good as her stats show.The Lady Wildcats dressed and played 24 girls including Autumn Henson logged her first showing in a Varsity Game.Karlie Hahn had 3 saves on the night between the posts and Maegan Pearson also recorded 3 saves.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.last_img read more