A paedophile arrested in the Republic after going on the run appeared in court today charged with breaching sex offender legislation.
Child abuser William Paden, who police warned posed a significant risk, was detained by detectives in Cavan.
The 56-year-old, with a registered address in Blackpool, Lancashire, was arrested in the town of Ballyhaise yesterday after an eagle-eyed local recognised him from Garda alerts.
Paden was charged with failing to notify Irish authorities he had entered the country.
Sex offenders who enter Ireland are required to provide the Gardaí with the name or names they use, home address and date of birth.
The court was told Paden was charged by Garda Gerard McGee in Cavan station last night before being brought to the district court in the town. He was remanded in custody for one week.
Paden had been wanted for recall to prison after leaving his home in the last week.
Detectives believe the paedophile may have travelled to the North first before entering the Republic.
Paden has 19 sexual convictions dating back to 1974, including rape, indecently assaulting a girl, assault with intent to rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
He is banned from associating with children unless they are unaccompanied by an adult aged 21 and upwards.
British police described Paden as a registered sex offender with a long history of convictions against children going back more than 30 years.