An 80-year-old man has been sent to prison today for four-and-a-half years for sexually abusing his two daughters in Co Clare in the early 1970s.
The man - who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his victims - was found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault after a week-long trial at the Central Criminal Court last month.
The girls were aged between 11 and 13 when they were abused by their father at a house and caravan in Co Clare.
He was tried and convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault last month.
He admitted some of the offences during the hearing .
The evidence was that he began abusing the older girl when she was aged 11, telling her she was "red hot", that it was a loving relationship and that he wanted to have a child by her.
She told the court: "I still live in fear of this man".
Handing down a four-and-a-half-year jail sentence, Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy said the only mitigating factor for the 80 year old is his age.