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Poll: Should sex offenders be able to take their name off the register?

A court ruled yesterday that a man convicted of abusing his daughter 15 years ago should be able to take his name off.

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A MAN CONVICTED of abusing his daughter in the 1970s will have his name taken off the sex offenders register.

The 61-year-old Dublin man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty after a trial in March 2000, but a court ruled yesterday that the “common good” would not be served by keeping him under observation as he had a low risk of reoffending.

A register of sex offenders in Ireland doesn’t exist as in other countries, but rather information is known only by gardaí, and those on the register must provide authorities with certain information about their whereabouts.

We want to know what you think about this: Should sex offenders be able to take their name off the register?

Poll Results:

No (8268)
Yes (907)
Undecided (698)

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