Youghal Gardaí Raid Alleged Brothel

By Seamus Whelehan


Gardaí have raided a premises in Youghal believe to be a brothel. The force executed a warrant at the property in the Gleann Tuarigh Estate on the outskirts of the town yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 12 December.
A Garda spokesperson said they carried out their operation following information obtained locally. No arrests have been made, but one woman is currently assisting them with their ongoing investigation.
The raid follows a number of concerns raised by residents in recent weeks that the 3 bedroom semi-d was being used for alleged prostitution.
The property in Gleann Tuarigh was bought in July of this year €5,000 above the market value at €130,000.
Soon after its purchase, increased activity at the property was noticed, with up to 4 cars an hour arriving late in the evening and not staying very long.
After an internet search, one resident discovered that 2 escorts one of which is a transsexual were offering services in the area.
Speaking anonymously to the East Cork Journal the home owner said “It’s going on for weeks there are two in there at all times.”
They said the situation was causing a serious security risk for all residents with a constant flow of strangers to the house.
The home owners say they were also concerned for the welfare of the girls working from the property.
Another resident who also wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals said “many of the houses in the estate are rented to families with young children living in them.”
She said “you don’t want to be exposing young kids to this sort of activity”
In order to establish if the claims were true the East Cork Journal followed evidence sent by concerned residents that directed us to the Escorts Ireland Website. From there we were able to track the operation to Youghal where the site confirms there is now just one person, a transsexual operating in the Youghal area.
The site claims there are a total of 102 escorts operating in Cork County, 91 in Cork City, 2 in Douglas, 2 in Mahon and 3 in Mallow.