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#Sex Offenders

# sex-offenders - Friday 23 August, 2019

The Explainer: How does Ireland deal with sex offenders after prison?

In the wake of the release of Tom Humphries, there has been much discussion around the treatment of sex offenders post-release. We talk to two experts on this week’s episode.

# sex-offenders - Saturday 17 August, 2019

How Ireland deals with sex offenders after they're released from prison

Experts in the area say their work can face strong opposition from the public but it is vital to ensure offenders do not harm anyone else.

# sex-offenders - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

# sex-offenders - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Raped at 11: 'Why wasn't I told my attacker tried to be taken off the Sex Offenders Register?'

Amy Gilligan (28) heard that her attacker was appealing to be removed from the register through word of mouth.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Sex offender information may be disclosed to 'necessary people' under proposed new law

The name, address and the risk the offender poses could be released on a case-by-case basis under the proposed new law.

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

'The man who raped me went on to attack multiple women': Calls for harsher sentences for serial rapists

A new Bill to impose tougher sentencing passed First Stage in the Dáil earlier this afternoon.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Sex offender jailed for beating and tying up girlfriend

He had 14 previous convictions.

# sex-offenders - Monday 7 December, 2015

Half of sex offenders to be released this year have undergone no treatment

The figures were revealed via a parliamentary question by independent TD Denis Naughten.

# sex-offenders - Friday 27 November, 2015

Man who "touched" teenage boys has name removed from sex offenders' register

The man was released from prison in 2002.

# sex-offenders - Friday 20 November, 2015

84% of sex offenders released this year haven't completed treatment programmes

In 2014 the number of sex offenders released who completed the programme worked out at 21%

# sex-offenders - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Gardaí monitoring sex offenders "with both hands tied", TD claims

A new report says that 18 registered sex offenders are living within walking distance of schools in Cork.

Poll: Should the addresses of sex offenders be published? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the addresses of sex offenders be published?

We want to know what you think.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Poll: Is it time for Ireland to introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography? Your Say This post contains a poll

# sex-offenders - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers Prevention This post contains a poll

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers

The New South Wales justice minister pointed to the number of paedophiles likely to re-offend soon after their release.

# sex-offenders - Monday 27 July, 2015

How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region?

Offenders are monitored by the probation officers but are also required to tell local gardaí they are living in the area.

# sex-offenders - Monday 22 June, 2015

Sex offender jailed for taking neighbour's bra and knickers from laundry room

The judge said the Waterford man is a “very damaged human through no fault of his own”.

# sex-offenders - Friday 22 May, 2015

'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'

Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?

New figures have shown the number of criminals on the sex offenders list.

There are 1,420 people on the Irish sex offenders register - but none of their details are public

The Justice minister says the gardaí informs her of any breaches.

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'It's likely some of the 400 convicted rapists and paedophiles missing in the UK are in Ireland'

The BBC are reporting that some sex offenders have been missing for over a decade.

# sex-offenders - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Gerry Adams: I've given the guards names of alleged IRA sex offenders

Adams discussed the Mairia Cahill controversy in an interview with this week.

# sex-offenders - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"

Minister O’Dowd confirmed this evening that participation in these programmes must be voluntary.

# sex-offenders - Friday 11 October, 2013

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month

The heads of a bill to deal with sex offenders will be published by the government before the end of the month, as the Dáil debated an independent TD’s proposed legislation today.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

A Sarah's Law for Ireland: Dáil to discuss child sex offenders bill

The bill is being introduced in the Dáil by the Reform Alliance TD Denis Naughten this morning.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year

Criminals with sentences of more than 5 years will have their DNA logged on a national database, including most sexual offences crimes.

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

TD claims Ireland is becoming a 'safe haven for convicted sex offenders'

Denis Naughten takes issue with laws that don’t require sex offenders to register with Gardaí immediately upon arrival here.

# sex-offenders - Thursday 3 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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# sex-offenders - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

One in Four calls for more treatment in the community for sex offenders

Executive director Maeve Lewis said there is a huge need because fewer than 5 per cent of sex offenders end up in prison.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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# sex-offenders - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Column: We need a version of ‘Sarah’s Law’ to help protect children

Irish parents must be given access to controlled information on sex offenders in their area, writes independent TD Denis Naughten.

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be given access to details of sex offenders in their area?

Should a law similar to the so-called Sarah’s Law in the UK be introduced in Ireland?

TD says new law should give parents access to sex offender details

TD Denis Naughten who published the bill this week said Garda intelligence should be used to protect our children.

# sex-offenders - Monday 25 June, 2012

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Department insists public will be safeguarded from sex offenders

Concerns have been raised that the Spent Convictions Bill will allow some people who have committed sexual offences to have their criminal record wiped.

# sex-offenders - Monday 2 April, 2012

Column: New rules for sex offenders aren’t an option, they’re a no-brainer

We don’t even have an actual sex offenders’ register – and change is long overdue, writes campaigner and abuse survivor Andrew Madden.

Tighter restrictions needed on sex offenders, say gardaí

Sex offenders would have to provide photographs of themselves under the proposal from garda sergeants.

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