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#Sex Offenders

# sex-offenders - This year 2022

New laws would allow gardaí to show photos of sex offenders to school principals
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

New laws would allow gardaí to show photos of sex offenders to school principals

Oct 6th 2022, 2:00 PM 10,719 Views 14 Comments

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
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders

May 20th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,459 Views 15 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has said that the work of its psychologists would be expanded to deal with people serving sentences for sexual violence.

# sex-offenders - Last year 2021

New legislation will allow for electronic monitoring of sex offenders
# Crime
# Crime

New legislation will allow for electronic monitoring of sex offenders

Nov 10th 2021, 8:16 AM 13,450 Views 38 Comments

The new bill published by the Justice Minister also gives additional powers to gardaí.

# sex-offenders - All time

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

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 15,520 Views 24 Comments

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
# Prevention
# Prevention

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

Aug 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 52,227 Views 51 Comments

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
# Child Safety
# Child Safety

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

Jul 5th 2018, 8:29 PM 8,382 Views 11 Comments

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?'
# Register
# Register

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

Jun 28th 2018, 6:10 AM 36,628 Views 22 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Jun 6th 2018, 8:12 PM 8,006 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

Repeat sex offenders will face mandatory minimum sentencing under new laws

Jul 11th 2017, 9:24 PM 10,928 Views 37 Comments

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
# Jail Time
# Jail Time

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

May 31st 2017, 8:10 PM 26,684 Views 24 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

Sex offender jailed for beating and tying up girlfriend

Dec 16th 2015, 5:42 PM 20,496 Views 25 Comments

He had 14 previous convictions.

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

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

Dec 7th 2015, 9:21 AM 6,306 Views 21 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 27th 2015, 8:27 PM 22,723 Views 26 Comments

The man was released from prison in 2002.

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

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

Nov 20th 2015, 10:52 AM 7,210 Views 26 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Nov 5th 2015, 10:34 AM 7,774 Views 22 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should the addresses of sex offenders be published?

Nov 5th 2015, 9:26 AM 18,153 Views 127 Comments

We want to know what you think.

Poll: Is it time for Ireland to introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it time for Ireland to introduce an opt-in filter for online pornography?

Sep 16th 2015, 9:27 AM 16,321 Views 56 Comments

Does more need to be done?

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers
# Prevention
# Prevention

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers

Aug 27th 2015, 9:15 PM 18,380 Views 69 Comments

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?
# Monitored
# Monitored

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

Jul 27th 2015, 6:02 AM 35,703 Views 19 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jun 22nd 2015, 7:00 PM 27,440 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Grooming
# Grooming

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

May 22nd 2015, 1:40 PM 11,982 Views 22 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.

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

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

May 20th 2015, 10:22 AM 13,090 Views 92 Comments

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
# Being Monitored
# Being Monitored

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

May 20th 2015, 6:05 AM 50,606 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

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

Mar 10th 2015, 9:42 PM 12,352 Views 41 Comments

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
# Mairia Cahill Controversy
# Mairia Cahill Controversy

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

Feb 21st 2015, 7:00 AM 7,206 Views 0 Comments

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

Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
# Does Not Compute
# Does Not Compute

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

Jan 15th 2015, 8:47 AM 20,353 Views 53 Comments

The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"
# Prison
# Prison

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"

Mar 11th 2014, 9:58 PM 8,131 Views 39 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

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

Oct 11th 2013, 11:13 PM 6,321 Views 25 Comments

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
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

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

Oct 11th 2013, 8:10 AM 5,779 Views 28 Comments

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
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

Sep 11th 2013, 10:45 PM 6,063 Views 44 Comments

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
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on database from next year

Jul 24th 2013, 11:33 AM 4,739 Views 106 Comments

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'
# Sexual Offences
# Sexual Offences

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

Mar 19th 2013, 2:55 PM 7,781 Views 25 Comments

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
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

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

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:40 PM 3,919 Views 43 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 8th 2012, 7:00 AM 136 Views 34 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

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

Jul 24th 2012, 10:07 AM 7,830 Views 113 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

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

Jul 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,435 Views 21 Comments

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
# Facebook
# Facebook

Sex offenders banned from Facebook in US state

Jun 25th 2012, 11:04 AM 2,460 Views 11 Comments

An Indiana judge has upheld a ruling barring those convicted of child sex offences from social networking sites.

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