Workers and clients alike can benefit from the ease with which sex workers can leave their work for a short period and get on with their lives.
Read moreA sex worker can earn a minimum of £15 an hour in Ireland, with some earning up to £30 an hour.
The minimum wage in the United Kingdom is around £7.50.
Sex workers in Ireland are legally protected by the Human Rights Act and the legislation has been the subject of debate in recent years.
A report released in February 2018 found the number of sex workers in the country has more than doubled since 2010, with more than 7,500 working in the sex industry, and up to 1,000 working outside of the industry.
Sex worker groups and campaigners are now demanding better regulation of sex work in the Irish capital.
“The legislation in Ireland is outdated and outdated and needs to be reformed,” said Joanne Cusack, spokesperson for the Irish Coalition Against Sex Work.
The report also highlighted a rise in reports of abuse and violence, with sex workers reporting abuse to the police and other authorities.
The Irish Coalition against Sex Work is calling for greater regulation of the sex trade in the capital.
Sex work advocates say there needs to always be protection for workers and clients, and the Irish government should also provide more training and training support.
“We need to ensure that we are not making workers feel uncomfortable when they are in situations where they are unsure of their rights,” said Cusak.
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