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# Pornography

Last year
# misogyny
Majority of Irish people agree that pornography is harming society, Women's Aid report finds
Women were more likely than men to believe that pornography was detrimental to young people.
# neil parish
Tory MP who resigned after watching porn in House of Commons won't rule out running in by-election
Neil Parish is considering using his support in the farming community to stand as an independent candidate.
# Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
Fine Gael TD filled with a 'cold sense of dread' after receiving pornographic material
43-year-old Gerard Culhane pleaded guilty to sending Jennifer Carroll MacNeill videos of a man masturbating.
All time
Opinion: Sexually violent pornography is being promoted to first-time users of top sites
A comprehensive study by Dr Fiona Vera-Gray and Professor Clare McGlynn of Durham University uncovered worrying levels of access to violent pornography.
Dr Mary Aiken: As Ireland is a hub for tech companies, we should be leading the way on online safety
Ireland is falling way behind our neighbours in the UK when it comes to child internet safety
# Pornography
'An ideal vehicle for harassment': New revenge porn law will cover deepfake technology
A number of US states have this year moved to ban the use of this technology to create pornographic videos of individuals.
# porn ban
UK 'porn block': Government ditches plans to stop children accessing pornography online
The new laws were due to come into effect from 15 July.
# Internet porn
'It really impacts people's lives': Trinity researchers looking to speak to men with porn problems
Up to 17% of porn users experience personal distress as a result of watching the material.
# Child Protection
Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'
Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.
# age verification
Taoiseach says government will review UK's new 'porn block' law to see if it could work in Ireland
Leo Varadkar confirmed that legislation to set up the office of a Digital Safety Commissioner is on the way.
# Courts
Man (36) caught with over 4,000 child pornography images and videos given fully suspended sentence
The father-of-one was also ordered to continue to engage in a sex offenders’ treatment programme
# age verification
Minister says 'porn block' law needs to be considered, but says privacy issues also a concern
Credit card details could be used to verify a person is over 18 under the new UK rules.
# Child Protection
Irish government to consider similar legislation to UK 'porn block' law
From July pornography sites will be required to have robust age-verification systems in place for UK users.
# Podcast
The Explainer: How will the UK’s new porn blocking law work?
Age verification will be required to access online pornography in the United Kingdom from July.
# Michigan
Man sues parents for throwing away his €25k porn collection
The 40-year-old man’s father told him he had done him a favour by getting rid of his 12 boxes of films and magazines.
Opinion: Let's talk about sex and pornography - like adults do
Now is the time for a mature and sensible discussion about sex and porn. We really need mandatory modern sex education introduced in schools too, writes Caroline West.
# sex ed
Minister 'shocked' and 'taken aback' at the age Irish children are viewing pornography
A new survey finds that 53% of boys in Ireland first watched porn under the age of 13.
# Evan Meehan
Man pleads guilty to uploading 30 photos of local teenage girls to porn website
A senior garda told a court today that the uploading of the images was “an enormously stupid thing to do”.
# Online
Poll: Is online pornography a 'useful' way to learn about sex?
A new survey suggests that around one in five young people feel that it is a useful way to find out about sex.
# Pornography
New video emerges online showing 'garda' having sex with woman on motorway
Gardaí said they would not be commenting.
# Travel
Cambodia deports tourists accused of 'pornographic' pool party
All of the accused denied the charges, saying they were not naked or producing pornography.
# Courts
Dublin man who used Snapchat and Skype to exploit young girls jailed for 9.5 years
The final two years were suspended by the judge.
# office raid
Theresa May's deputy denies that porn was found on his computer
Damian Green says the claim amounts to “unscrupulous character assassination”.
# pornhub
'Despicable act': Dublin man uploaded video to porn website without woman's knowledge
He was deemed suitable for community service work, and so avoided jail.
# Australia
Man who posed as Justin Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences
The charges include rape, indecent treatment of children and making child exploitation material.
# Your Say
Poll: Should sex education deal with sexting and pornography?
Should they be part of the curriculum?
# mayo 4 cam
Babestation TV models are coming to Mayo (but the minister won't be meeting them)
A spokesperson for the minister said he will “absolutely not” attend a meeting.
# Interior Ministry
Woman suspended after posing for pornographic images in Belgian government building
She was caught after her colleagues recognised her on a website devoted to people who top up their salaries by performing in pornography in their spare time.
# crackdown
Britain wants to fine porn sites for letting under-18s visit
Critics say the approach could open a door to fraudsters.
Opinion: 'I'll lend Enda one of my DVDs so he can see what's out there in the world of porn'
Porn is not sex education, but it’s where people look for information when faced with silence, writes scholar in sexuality studies Caroline Ryan.
# Your Say
Poll: Is pornography damaging to young people?
The Taoiseach has called for a national conversation on the issue.
# True Blue
Enda Kenny thinks we need a 'national conversation about pornography'
The Taoiseach thinks that some ‘young minds are being tainted and corrupted’.
# Sexualisation of children
Children 'are accessing porn at sleepovers' and viewing explicit content on phones
Exposure to sexual imagery and language at a young age can lead to mental health problems.
# Think of the Children
US state declares porn a 'public health crisis'
Utah’s governor called pornography a plague damaging young minds as he signed the declaration.
# Health and Safety
Porn stars will not have to wear condoms or goggles while filming
They had argued the move would destroy the industry.
# violation
Images of young Cork women being used on 'depraved' porn site
One woman said images of her between the ages of 14 and 19 had been taken from her social media profiles.
# nudey films
Pornography being shown in pubs had the government in a fluster 30 years ago
The government of the time was not one bit happy at the thought of sex shops coming to these shores either.
# Australia
More than 300 reportedly arrested in bust on huge child pornography ring
At least 106 victims have also been traced, most of whom are under 12.
# Poll
Poll: Is mainstream porn degrading to women?
What do you think?
# caught rapid
Your porn browsing history could be made available for everyone to search
Yes, this is real.