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#Sex Offenders

# sex-offenders - Friday 23 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 15,294 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.

# sex-offenders - Saturday 17 August, 2019

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 49,361 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.

# sex-offenders - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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 7,766 Views 11 Comments

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?'
# 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 36,170 Views 22 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Jun 6th 2018, 8:12 PM 7,924 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.

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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 10,877 Views 37 Comments

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
# 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 26,500 Views 24 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

Sex offender jailed for beating and tying up girlfriend

Dec 16th 2015, 5:42 PM 19,779 Views 25 Comments

He had 14 previous convictions.

# sex-offenders - Monday 7 December, 2015

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 6,268 Views 21 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 27th 2015, 8:27 PM 22,581 Views 26 Comments

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
# Released
# Released

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

Nov 20th 2015, 10:52 AM 7,088 Views 26 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Nov 5th 2015, 10:34 AM 7,745 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 18,026 Views 127 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 16th 2015, 9:27 AM 16,298 Views 56 Comments

Does more need to be done?

# sex-offenders - Thursday 27 August, 2015

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 18,314 Views 69 Comments

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?
# Monitored
# Monitored

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

Jul 27th 2015, 6:02 AM 35,515 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-offenders - Monday 22 June, 2015

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 27,335 Views 26 Comments

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'
# Grooming
# Grooming

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

May 22nd 2015, 1:40 PM 11,929 Views 22 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 20th 2015, 10:22 AM 13,028 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 49,696 Views 30 Comments

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'
# 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 12,307 Views 41 Comments

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
# 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 7,165 Views 0 Comments

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

# sex-offenders - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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 20,225 Views 53 Comments

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"
# Prison
# Prison

Mandatory treatment for sex offenders "not a realistic option"

Mar 11th 2014, 9:58 PM 8,088 Views 39 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

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

Oct 11th 2013, 11:13 PM 6,270 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.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Oct 11th 2013, 4:49 PM 6,242 Views 5 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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 5,748 Views 28 Comments

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
# DNA Database
# DNA Database

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

Sep 11th 2013, 10:45 PM 6,029 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.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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 4,717 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.

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

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 7,749 Views 25 Comments

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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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jan 3rd 2013, 8:50 AM 9,422 Views 7 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

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 3,872 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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Oct 3rd 2012, 8:41 AM 7,775 Views 4 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# sex-offenders - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

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 108 Views 34 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 24th 2012, 10:07 AM 7,770 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 3,415 Views 21 Comments

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 banned from Facebook in US state
# Facebook
# Facebook

Sex offenders banned from Facebook in US state

Jun 25th 2012, 11:04 AM 2,439 Views 11 Comments

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

# sex-offenders - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Department insists public will be safeguarded from sex offenders
# Criminal Justice
# Criminal Justice

Department insists public will be safeguarded from sex offenders

Jun 19th 2012, 10:29 AM 2,724 Views 16 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 2nd 2012, 7:30 PM 120 Views 41 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders

Tighter restrictions needed on sex offenders, say gardaí

Apr 2nd 2012, 10:52 AM 2,210 Views 37 Comments

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

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