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Computers as well as other media devices on which images could be viewed or stored, were taken away by gardaí for analysis

Gardaí have raided 23 addresses across 11 counties where they believe images of child sex abuse were being viewed online. The raids were conducted un(...)

A man gardai believe has been importing the dolls for sale to others has been targeted in the latest round of Operation Ketch.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Some child sex dolls have been seized by the Garda which now plans to pursue people it believes have purchased them. An importer and distributor of (...)

 (L to R) Det  Supt Declan Daly and Assistant Garda Commissioner John O’Driscoll during a media briefing on  Operation Ketch at the Serious Crime Operations at  Harcourt Square,  Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí have seized tens of thousands images of child pornography in raids at 31 homes in 12 counties since Friday. The raids were carried out as part(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump:  his tendency to disregard facts in favour of opinion is most obvious in matters of science, but it is just as worrying in areas such as economics and foreign policy.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

What was the most significant event of 2016 for scientists? For physicists, perhaps the detection of gravitational waves by the Ligo experiment, a stu(...)

Support role: six-year-old Lucy Fagan, who is affected by autism, with her mother, Genevieve, at the launch of the Blue Nose fundraising campaign for Irish Autism Action. Photograph: Eric Luke

New figures published by Dublin City University have provided the first accurate measure of autism rates in Ireland. At 1 per cent, the inciden(...)