The National Police force of Ireland investigated 53 cases of human trafficking in 2011 that involved 57 people. 37 cases were for sex trafficking that involved 7 children. 84 percent of all victims involved in the human trafficking cases were women.
$752 Million (575 Million Euros) was lost in revenue in Ireland in 2010 due to cigarette smuggling. $549 Million was lost in taxes and duty revenue for the government in 2010. Cigarettes sold on the black market in Ireland are sold for $$4.16 a pack (3.20 Euros), roughly one-third of the price for a pack of cigarettes sold at a retail store. The illicit trade caused about 700 retail jobs to be lost.
In 2011, the National Police in Ireland either seized or obtained counterfeit currency 375 times during the year. The number of cases of counterfeit money was lower than the 552 incidents in 2010. In 2009, there were 539 incidents of counterfeit money, and 527 incidents in 2008.
According to a research report, between 40 to 95 percent of the clients of male prostitutes in the city of Dublin are married men. The male prostitutes on average earned $311 (240 Euros) a week, and charged between $45 to $129 (35 to 100 Euros) per sex act.
Of the estimated 1,000 women working as prostitutes in Ireland, over half of them are estimated to have been raped and / or been sexually assaulted during their lifetime, and at least 75 percent of prostitutes have been beaten by either their pimps or customers.
In the French port cities of Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer, Custom officers seized 82,000 liters of illegal spirits in August 2011. The number of seized bottles in the one month was equal to three months seizures in 2010.
The organization Ruhama reported in 2011 that there are an estimated 1,00 women and girls working in the sex trade across the Republic of Ireland.
The price for cigarettes sold on the black market in Ireland is usually 50 percent cheaper than retail prices. The cigarettes are either counterfeit cigarettes or were smuggled into the Republic to avoid taxes.
Between 2005 and 2009, there was a 97 percent increase in the number of reported kidnappings in Ireland. In 2005, there were74 kidnapping cases, which rose to 146 in 2009. A large portion of the increase was due human trafficking cases. There were 7 cases reported in 2008, with an increase to 49 human trafficking cases in 2009.
In 2009 and 2010, the government of Ireland lost over $1.4 Billion (1 Billion Euros) to cigarette smuggling, with 24 percent of all cigarettes smoked in 2010 being bought on the black market.