According to security officials and media reports, a prostitution ring operated by Romanians is controlling the prostitution trade in the city of Limerick, Ireland.
The ring was charging customers between $107 to $133 (€80 to €100) for a half-hour of sex when the customers booked online. When women were soliciting customers on the streets of Limerick, the going rate for a half hour of sex was between $40 to $66 (€30 – €50).
The prostitutes are reportedly able to make anywhere from $669 to $$1,338 (€500 to €1,000) a night. The girls are able to keep roughly 20 percent of the revenue, with the rest being used to pay for accommodations and profits sent to the leaders of the ring.
Source: Kathryn Hayes, “Romanians behind city vice racket,” Independent, August 25, 2013.