(CARE) Christian Action Research and Education

Christian lobby group behind anti sex work campaigns in Northern Ireland and more:

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Doras Luimní CRO Submissions

Sub Num Doc Num Doc Type Received Date Effective/ Accounts To Date Pages

9198625
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 28/05/2014 24/04/2014 3

8835987
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 02/10/2013 05/09/2013 3

8836036
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 02/10/2013 05/09/2013 4

8802797
1 B2 CHANGE IN SITUATION OF REG OFFICE. 10/09/2013 01/09/2013 3

8779238
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 10/09/2013 18/07/2013 3

8669776
2 Account details 05/06/2013 31/12/2012 16

8669776
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 05/06/2013 23/05/2013 9

8348399
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 01/11/2012 18/10/2012 3

8403800
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 30/11/2012 24/09/2012 4

8403598
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 30/11/2012 24/09/2012 4

8403848
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 30/11/2012 24/09/2012 5

8403632
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 30/11/2012 24/09/2012 4

8348288
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 01/11/2012 13/09/2012 3

8150142
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 21/06/2012 23/05/2012 10

8150142
2 Account details 21/06/2012 31/12/2011 14

8544719
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 08/03/2013 17/05/2012 3

8348472
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 01/11/2012 17/05/2012 3

8198395
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 01/08/2012 16/03/2012 3

7835062
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 24/11/2011 20/10/2011 4

8025209
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 29/03/2012 16/06/2011 3

7739591
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 21/11/2011 16/06/2011 4

7739508
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 07/11/2011 16/06/2011 3

7739537
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 07/11/2011 16/06/2011 3

7739486
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 07/11/2011 16/06/2011 4

7606216
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 16/06/2011 23/05/2011 10

7606216
2 Account details 16/06/2011 31/12/2010 14

7512226
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 24/05/2011 20/01/2011 4

7512304
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 27/04/2011 20/01/2011 4

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 27/04/2011 20/01/2011 3

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 27/04/2011 20/01/2011 4

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 21/09/2010 24/06/2010 3

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 21/09/2010 24/06/2010 3

7220383
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 21/09/2010 24/06/2010 3

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 14/06/2010 09/06/2010 3

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 14/06/2010 09/06/2010 3

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1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 09/06/2010 23/05/2010 10

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2 Account details 09/06/2010 31/12/2009 9

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 14/06/2010 15/10/2009 4

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 05/11/2009 15/10/2009 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 05/11/2009 15/10/2009 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 05/11/2009 15/10/2009 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 05/11/2009 15/10/2009 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 05/11/2009 15/10/2009 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 20/08/2009 18/06/2009 4

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2 Account details 15/06/2009 31/12/2008 26

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1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 15/06/2009 23/05/2009 16

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 08/08/2008 10/07/2008 2

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2 Account details 05/06/2008 31/12/2007 15

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1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 05/06/2008 23/05/2008 9

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 08/05/2008 03/04/2008 3

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 06/05/2008 03/04/2008 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 06/05/2008 03/04/2008 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 06/05/2008 03/04/2008 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 06/05/2008 03/04/2008 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 06/05/2008 03/04/2008 2

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 06/05/2008 03/04/2008 2

5914667
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 06/05/2008 03/04/2008 2

5926325
1 B2 CHANGE IN SITUATION OF REG OFFICE. 21/05/2008 11/02/2008 2

5180883
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 11/06/2007 23/05/2007 6

5180883
2 Account details 11/06/2007 31/12/2006 12

5160555
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 12/06/2007 03/04/2007 3

5160544
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 12/06/2007 13/02/2007 3

5173300
1 G1 SPECIAL RESOLUTION 28/05/2007 04/12/2006 9

5173300
2 Amended memorandum and articles. 28/05/2007 04/12/2006 12

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1 B77 AUTHORISE AGENT 08/08/2006 28/07/2006 3

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 27/06/2006 25/05/2006 6

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2 Account details 09/06/2006 31/12/2005 13

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1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 09/06/2006 23/05/2006 7

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1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 14/06/2007 12/12/2005 3

4286669
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 17/06/2005 14/06/2005 5

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2 Account details 17/06/2005 31/12/2004 27

4286667
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 17/06/2005 23/05/2005 13

5180822
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 14/06/2007 01/01/2005 3

3994435
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 08/10/2004 29/09/2004 3

3913072
2 Account details 13/07/2004 31/12/2003 13

3913072
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 13/07/2004 23/05/2004 6

3540125
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 20/06/2003 23/05/2003 12

3540125
2 Account details 20/06/2003 30/11/2002 35

5180843
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 14/06/2007 14/05/2003 4

3508058
2 Amended memorandum and articles. 16/05/2003 09/10/2002 66

3508058
1 G1 SPECIAL RESOLUTION 16/05/2003 09/10/2002 3

3186762
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 12/06/2002 23/05/2002 7

3186762
2 Account details 12/06/2002 30/11/2001 22

3186763
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 12/06/2002 08/05/2002 2

3186765
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 12/06/2002 01/05/2002 1

3186764
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 12/06/2002 08/03/2002 1

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1 A1 APPLICATION TO REGISTER AS A NEW COMPANY, 17/10/2000 - 12

2686037
2 Memorandum and articles 17/10/2000 - 20

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3 Certificate 17/10/2000 - 1

Immigrant Council of Ireland CRO Submissions

Immigrant Council of Ireland submissions to the CRO:

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9022507
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 10/01/2014 06/09/2013 2

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1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 17/04/2013 31/03/2013 15

8600596
2 Account details 17/04/2013 30/06/2012 20

8049117
2 Account details 10/04/2012 30/06/2011 18

8049117
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 10/04/2012 31/03/2012 10

7736298
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 20/09/2011 19/09/2011 2

7514041
2 Account details 06/04/2011 30/06/2010 16

7514041
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 06/04/2011 31/03/2011 12

7472617
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 04/03/2011 28/02/2011 2

7057862
2 Account details 17/05/2010 30/06/2009 16

7057862
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 17/05/2010 31/03/2010 9

6970180
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 10/03/2010 20/12/2009 8

6970180
2 Account details 10/03/2010 30/06/2009 19

6970216
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 10/03/2010 11/11/2009 2

6402729
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 08/04/2009 12/03/2009 3

6497551
2 Account details 11/05/2009 30/06/2008 21

6497551
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 11/05/2009 20/12/2008 12

5715703
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 14/02/2008 20/12/2007 11

5715703
2 Account details 14/02/2008 30/06/2007 14

5220327
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 10/07/2007 20/06/2007 19

5220329
1 B73 REQUEST TO CHANGE A COMPANYS NARD 10/07/2007 20/06/2007 3

4759594
1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 18/07/2006 20/06/2006 9

4745067
1 G1 SPECIAL RESOLUTION 14/07/2006 20/06/2006 7

4745067
2 Amended memorandum and articles. 14/07/2006 20/06/2006 41

4727018
1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 26/06/2006 20/06/2006 2

4490487
2 Memorandum and articles 12/12/2005 2/12/2005 20

4490487
3 Certificate 12/12/2005 12/12/2005 1

4490487
1 A1 APPLICATION TO REGISTER AS A NEW COMPANY, 12/12/2005 12/12/2005 11

2012 – 14 Ruhama Submissions to CRO

Ruhama submissions to the CRO were published here in 2012.

Below are the Ruhama CRO submissions since then:

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9047744 1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 14/03/2014 14/01/2014 4
8981290 1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 11/02/2014 12/11/2013 5
9074978 1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 24/03/2014 08/10/2013 3
8788987 1 B1 ANNUAL RETURN 27/08/2013 27/08/2013 10
8788987 2 Account details 27/08/2013 31/12/2012 16
8723383 1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 26/08/2013 14/05/2013 3
8673236 1 B10 CHANGE IN DIRS/SEC 05/07/2013 14/05/2013 5

So who are the TORL Academics?

Last week a group of 13 of “academics” wrote to the Irish Times calling on the Government to implement the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice’s Review of Prostitution Legislation.

So who are these academics?

Well Monica O’Connor and Patricia Kelleher are well-known Turn Off the Red Light (TORL) activists.  Magdalene order the Religious Sisters of Charity paid them to write the 2009 report Globalisation, Sex Trafficking and Prostitution: The Experiences of Migrant Women in Ireland, which is TORL’s “evidence”. Neither is known to be associated to any academic institution.

Kieran McGrath is another well-known TORL supporter. He is a Director of the Irish Child & Family Institute (which does not appear to have a website) and an independent child welfare consultant.  Again, he is not known to be associated to any academic institution.

Moving onto those who are associated to academic institutions:

Ronit Lentin (rlentin@tcd.ie / @RonitLentin) is an Associate Professor with the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin.  However she is not, presumably, basing her views on sex work on any academic research, as she has said that sex work cannot be researched as it is too dangerous to do so (She said that whilst being interviewed for Absent Voices, a 2013 documentary by The Live Register which can be watched here).

Barbara Bradby (bbradby@tcd.ie) is also an Associate Professor with the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin.

Mary Condren (mcondren@tcd.ie) is also with Trinity College Dublin, she teaches at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies.

Ursula Barry (ursula.barry@ucd.ie / @ursulabarry), Kathleen Lynch (Kathleen.Lynch@ucd.ie) and Mary McAuliffe (Mary.McAuliffe@ucd.ie / @MaryMcAuliffe4) are all with the School of Social Justice at University College Dublin. Ursula Barry is a Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of the School of Social Justice and Head of Subject: Women’s Studies. Kathleen Lynch is Professor Of Equality Studies. Mary McAuliffe is a Teaching and Research Fellow.

Professor Helena Sheehan (helena.shehan@dcu.ie / @HelenaSheehan) and Dr Des McGuinness (des.mcguinness@dcu.ie) are with the Department of Communications at Dublin City University.

Professor Pat O’Connor (pat.oconnor@ul.ie) is with the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick.

Ciarán Benson (ciaran.d.benson@ucd.ie) is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology with the School of Psychology at University College Dublin.

There is no mention of sex work on the academic institution pages of any of these academics (Ronit Lentin, Barbara Bradby, Ursula Barry, Kathleen Lynch, Mary McAuliffe, Helena Sheehan, Des McGuinness, Pat O’Connor, Ciarán Benson), which begs the question, have any of them ever actually studied sex work, or are they just academics lending their names to the TORL cause without actually knowing anything about sex work, you know, as you do in Ireland?

Oh and possible nepotism alert, Ciarán Benson is the father of Sarah Benson, who is the CEO of Ruhama, Ireland’s leading anti sex work organisation set up by the Magdalene Laundry orders the Good Shepherd Sisters and the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. Whether or not that had any psychological bearing on his decision to campaign for anti sex work laws, well he’d probably be eminently qualified to comment on the psychology around that himself.

Historical Papers

Going through some historical papers this evening, on the Carrigan Committee and its 1930-31 report on “sexual immorality”, I stumbled across the following extracts written in 1931 about the report:

This report is a disappointing one.  The Committee took evidence from the Clergy and from representatives from various organisations engaged in social work but they heard very few other witnesses.  In particular, they did not obtain the views of either a Circuit or High Court Judge, a remarkable omission considering that they made recommendations for drastic changes in the methods of trying certain offences.

The Committee adopted the views of the organisations of social workers and their report may be termed extreme and in parts, fanatical.  It reads throughout like an opening speech by prosecuting counsel and must be taken with the same reserves.

Conclusion.

I began my remarks on the report of the Committee by saying that it is disappointing.  I may conclude by saying that it is practically without value.  The Committee were appointed to select from the proposals for the amendment of those laws which might be desirable.  They have chosen to adopt the position of amplifier.  They have sponsored recklessly any and every suggestion for the “strengthening” of the law and the creation of new offences without even the most cursory examination of the possible consequences.  Some of their statement resemble “the thirteenth stroke of a crazy clock, …. casting doubt on all its previous assertions”.

What is striking about these comments is that they could just as easily be made about the 2012-13 proceedings of the Justice Committee Review of Prostitution Legislation!

Atlantic Philanthropies

The Turn Off The Red Light (TORL) political campaign to ‘end prostitution and sex trafficking to Ireland’ is led by the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI), who are funded by Atlantic Philanthropies. ICI have received $5,903,868 from Atlantic Philanthropies so far.

13 other TORL organisation have also been funded by Atlantic Philanthropies:

AkiDwA $928,326.00
Barnardos $14,452,353.00
Children’s Rights Alliance $3,163,788.00
Dominican Justice Office $50,340.00
Doras Luimní $2,137,975.00
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre $177,965.00
Focus Ireland $290,850.00
FOMACS (Forum on Migration and Communications) $2,077,635.00
Immigrant Council of Ireland $5,903,868.00
Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre $1,934,789.00
National Women’s Council of Ireland $2,177,428.00
Rape Crisis Network Ireland $738,304.00
The Integration Centre $6,246,032.00
Women’s Aid $430,840.00

TORL organisations have received a whopping $40,710,493.00 from Atlantic Philanthropies in total.

Atlantic Philanthropies also funds the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) which have provided TORL with extensive pro bono legal advice on further criminaising sex work, which TORL has in turn submitted to the Government.  FLAC have had $10,419,298.00 from Atlantic Philanthropies.

Ireland’s human rights organisations have fallen silent on the issue of further criminalisation of sex work.  The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the Irish Human Rights Commission, both of which were previous very involved around the issues of sex work and sex trafficking, don’t seem to have anything to say now.  Amnesty International is also mute.  It turns out they are all funded by Atlantic Philanthropies also:

Amnesty International Ireland Foundation $5,105,170.00
Irish Council for Civil Liberties $11,557,393.00
Irish Human Rights Commission $1,100,120.00

Our human rights organisations have received a total of $17,762,683 between them from Atlantic Philanthropies.  (Amnesty International in Northern Ireland isn’t silent, they are actually one of  the strongest opponents of further criminalisation of sex work in Northern Ireland, but they are not funded by Atlantic Philanthropies.)

Other Irish NGOs funded by Atlantic Philanthropies also support TORL without being formal members of the TORL coalition.  For example Headstrong, a youth mental health charity.  Tony Bates, founding director of Headstrong, which received $1,509,350 from Atlantic Philanthropies in 2009, took it upon himself to pledge his public support to TORL in 2011, right before he got his next $1,313,700 from Atlantic Philanthropies in 2012.

Atlantic Philanthropies fund many organisations in Ireland.  However, strangely, they don’t fund a single organisation that helps sex workers, or provides legal advice to sex workers or supports sex workers in not being further criminalised.

TORL have a number of very simple messages mass promoted non-stop.  One is they say when a person buys sex they are not buying a service, they are actually buying the person selling sex, and it is wrong that people can be bought with money.