Florentina P. (35), a Romanian national, pleaded guilty to running a brothel in Monaghan on 15 February 2010. A Garda told the court that Gardaí raided her apartment and seized a number of items they believed were involved in the running of a brothel. A laptop was seized, along with €800 and £700 in cash. Florentina P. was jailed for 3 months by the judge after she could not find the €1,000 bail surety which would have resulted in her receiving a suspended sentence. Following this Florentina P. was reported to have asked the judge: “If I am jailed, who is going to look after my nine-year-old child?” The judge replied: “That is not my problem.” Her solicitor appealed for the return of the cash, “so that she can leave Ireland and never return”. However, this was rejected by the judge.


Anglo-Celt, 25-02-2010

Sunday Independent, 28-02-2010