A crackdown on the sex trade by Gardai in Dublin has revealed that some mums are resorting to prostitution to pay for their children’s First Holy Communion.
The crackdown, named Operation Kerb, made over 100 convictions in the Dublin sex trade recently.
The Irish Daily Mail have reported that some mums have admitted to raising up to 1,000 through prostitution in order to fund their children’s Communion.
Meanwhile, Ulster Bank has revealed that the average cost of a child’s Communion in Ireland is 764, 32 more than last year. 6% of parents also took out a loan in order to cover the cost of the day, with 800 being the borrowed average.