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# Sex Offenders

Last year
New laws would allow gardaí to show photos of sex offenders to school principals
Helen McEntee said that she wanted to have “the strongest law possible” around monitoring sex offenders.
Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders
The Irish Prison Service has said that the work of its psychologists would be expanded to deal with people serving sentences for sexual violence.
All time
New legislation will allow for electronic monitoring of sex offenders
The new bill published by the Justice Minister also gives additional powers to gardaí.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws
The new Bill is to get Cabinet approval in the Autumn.
'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 offender jailed for beating and tying up girlfriend
He had 14 previous convictions.
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.
Man who "touched" teenage boys has name removed from sex offenders' register
The man was released from prison in 2002.
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%
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?
We want to know what you think.
Poll: Is it time for Ireland to introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?
Does more need to be done?
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.
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 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”.
'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'
Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.
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.
'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.
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.
Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.
Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"
Minister O’Dowd confirmed this evening that participation in these programmes must be voluntary.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 banned from Facebook in US state
An Indiana judge has upheld a ruling barring those convicted of child sex offences from social networking sites.