Court and Crime
Court and Crime
Court and Crime
Tue, 15 Dec, 2020
Mon, 14 Dec, 2020
Tue, 21 Jul, 2020
A 66-year-old former garda has pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2020
A man who was in possession of almost 10,000 images and videos of child pornography has been jailed for 30 months.
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019
A father-of-five who was sent two videos of child pornography in a WhatsApp group has been jailed for 18 months.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
A serial possessor of child pornography who continued to view images of underage girls after being investigated by gardaí has been jailed for five years.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
A 41-year-old Shannon native has had to move house twice since his child pornography downloading offences were made public.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
A separated father who began viewing child pornography after he was sent a link while watching adult pornography online has been placed on a two-year probation bond.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
A former primary school principal from East Cork has been jailed for 18 months for distributing child pornography which was described by the sentencing judge as "vile".
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019
Gardaí have searched 23 addresses, including six each in Cork and Dublin, as part of an operation targeting the possession and distribution of child pornography.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2019
Donegal man Kieran Griffin appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where he pleaded guilty to 14 separate charges.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2018
The trial of a garda accused of possession of child pornography has heard that images and movies showing children subjected to sexual acts were allegedly found on a laptop seized from his home.
Wed, 31 Oct, 2018
A judge today hit out at the “inordinate delay” in bringing a prosecution for the possession of child pornography against a 41-year old Ennis man.
Thu, 25 Oct, 2018
A man in his fifties has appeared at Cork Circuit Criminal Court charged with possession of child pornography at his home in Douglas on the southside of Cork city.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2018
A 79-year-old Irish citizen, wanted in the United States on various child-sex charges, claims consideration should be given to him being prosecuted in Ireland for the alleged offences.
Tue, 12 Jun, 2018
Spanish police have arrested 24 people, including an evangelical pastor, suspected of distributing pornographic images of children on the internet.
Sun, 10 Jun, 2018
A Dublin plumber has been jailed for 16 months for possessing over 4,000 images of child pornography at his home.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
A former worker at a juvenile residential unit has been given a suspended sentence for possession of child pornography.
Thu, 10 May, 2018
Gardaí are continuing to investigate a former Tusla employee in relation to the alleged discovery of child abuse imagery on his computer.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018
A sex offender described as posing a “serious threat to society” has been jailed for five years.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2018
An American financial consultant was arrested by US federal marshals last year in order to face charges of possessing child pornography 12 years ago, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has heard.
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018
A former teacher and table tennis coach who was found in possession of thousands of child pornography images has been jailed for one year.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2017
A psychiatric report is to be prepared on a 44-year-old man who made grossly offensive communications by phone to a woman to clarify if there is any future risk from the accused.
Sun, 26 Mar, 2017
A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty yesterday to making grossly offensive communications by phone in which details were given of disturbing sexual fantasies.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2017
A law lecturer who fled England just before he was due to be sentenced for creating indecent images of a child has failed in his third attempt to challenge his detention here, pending his extradition.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
A new toolkit using artificial intelligence will help police identify new images of child sexual abuse online and find offenders who present the highest risk to the public, its developers have said.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
It took three and a half years to arrest and charge a man caught with child abuse imagery because of the backlog in the garda computer crimes unit.
Tue, 11 Oct, 2016
A British man who prosecutors in the US identified as the leader of a child pornography ring involving infants and toddlers has been sentenced to 85 years in prison.
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
A hospital radiographer believed to have downloaded at least a million indecent images and videos of children has been jailed for two years and four months.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2015
A bid by the US authorities to extradite an Irishman alleged to be the world’s largest facilitator of child porn has been permitted by a High Court judge in Dublin.
Wed, 16 Dec, 2015
A former teacher in England will appear in court charged with making indecent images of children through cameras at a boarding school and another property.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015