A witness at the Magaluf nightclub where a teenager from Northern Ireland performed public sex acts with 24 men has said the girl's friends watched and recorded the antics in the Spanish party capital. It has sparked an outpouring of concern for the girl's welfare, and outrage over the seedy aspect to the binge drinking culture among holidaymakers abroad. The witness said that the girl was taking part in one of three drinking games on the night, called "Dirty City". I was beside one of the people going around with the video footage.
Historic vote to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland
Abortion and same-sex marriage will be legal in Northern Ireland for the first time within hours
There is a focus on the law — the Nordic model — as the problem, whereas it is the implementation of the law which is the actual weakness. Imagine doing research on whether or not smoking cigarettes is a health hazard and requesting data on this from the tobacco industry? Or a major sugar company about dental health? Known as the Nordic model, the aim is to reduce demand for prostitution and break the connection between the sex trade and organised crime. This would also decriminalise the selling of sex so that prostituted people are better able to seek support. This law shifts the burden of criminality from women — because it is largely women caught in commercial sexual exploitation — onto the punters.
Magaluf girl: 'I was there, she returned to venue the very next day for more drunken antics'
After decades of campaigning, women will no longer be prosecuted for accessing an abortion from midnight tonight. Marriage rights for same-sex couples means they will be able to give 28 days' notice to marry from January 13, , with the first weddings due to take place on Valentine's Day. Medical providers will start offering abortion services in Northern Ireland from March , but women will be assisted in accessing abortion services in England in the interim.
Although Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom, and the majority of its people say they would like abortion to be made available, the regional power-sharing government had blocked abortion reform before collapsing in over sectarian divides. British lawmakers saw the political paralysis as an opportunity, and, during a Parliamentary sitting in July, overwhelmingly voted to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion. While both have been hot-button issues in the United States and other countries, same-sex marriage has not stirred the intense reaction in Northern Ireland that the lifting of the abortion ban has.