Presidential support for MECPATHS’ efforts

 

It is with great appreciation that we received a note from President Higgins in support of our efforts to mark EU Anti-Trafficking Day in collaboration with The Department of Justice. To read The President’s letter, please click here Message from President Michael D. Higgins

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about our work, discuss an opportunity to collaborate or to book a MECPATHS workshop, please get in touch:

Email info@mecpaths.ie

Call: +353 1 467 37 37

Research Launch

On Thursday 6th September, MECPATHS launched a research report, undertaken by JP O’ Sullivan. The report explores the challenges of Human Trafficking and provides a situational analysis of the hospitality sector whilst outlining the limited responsiveness available within Ireland. JP has called for an increased awareness in Ireland, an exploration of pre-crisis mobilisation and a resolution from Ireland to challenge the current environment of under-preparedness.

The research was launched by Kevin Hyland OBE. Kevin was the former first Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner in The UK and also Head of The Anti-Trafficking Unit of The London Metropolitan Police. Kevin has recently joined ChildFund Ireland where he brings a wealth of experience and expertise.

We were very happy to be joined on the night by Det. Sgt. Claire McKeon (HTICU), Paul Gunning (AHTU Dept. Justice), representatives from the Congregation, Voluntary and Education sector along with our MECPATHS’ volunteers and a wide gathering of community members.

To download a copy of the report, please click MECPATHS 2018 Report JP

JP’s launch address is also available to read JP Notes