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About Ugly Mugs Ireland

Ugly Mugs Ireland is a volunteer-run not-for-profit technology initiative.  We improve the safety of sex workers and reduce crime, by bringing sex workers together to share information with each other about potential dangers.  We support human rights for sex workers, including the right to safety.  We are against trafficking, exploitation and all forms of abuse and harm to people in sex work.  Our safety scheme is available to sex workers all across Ireland.  We also work with support organisations and police in Northern Ireland to improve access to justice for sex workers.  More about our work

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Ugly Mugs Ireland is a free service that helps you stay safe at work. All sex workers are welcome to sign up. Our community includes workers of all genders, indoor and outdoor workers, independent and agency workers. More info for sex workers

Northern Ireland

Whilst we welcome members from across all of Ireland, we are based in UK jurisdiction and can only connect you with sex worker friendly police and support services in Northern Ireland.  If you are looking to connect with sex worker friendly supports in the Republic of Ireland, we recommend visiting the websites of the Sex Workers Alliance Ireland (SWAI) and Red Umbrella Front (RUF).


As of 16 March 2022 Ugly Mugs Ireland is no longer working with the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) of An Garda Síochána (the national police service in the Republic of Ireland) which is responsible for the policing of sex work and sex trafficking. If you are a member of Ugly Mugs Ireland this means you will no longer receive any safety or other messages from the Gardaí via Ugly Mugs. This also means that there is no possibility of anonymous third-party reporting of potentially dangerous persons or anything else to the Gardaí via Ugly Mugs. If you wish to report anything to the Gardaí, you must make direct contact with the Gardaí as we will no longer be making any reports to the Gardaí. We will continue to publicly question An Garda Síochána policy on sex work and sex trafficking.


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