Almost 2,000 websites containing child abuse material will be blocked in Ireland under a new agreement between the Gardaí and internet service providers.  Photograph: iStock

Almost 2,000 websites containing child abuse material will be blocked in Ireland under a new agreement between the Gardaí and internet service provide(...)

Internet forums were the most common method for sharing child abuse imagery, accounting for 35 per cent of reports. Photograph: iStock

The online sharing of child abuse imagery, known in the legislation as “child pornography”, is skyrocketing, with a 174 per cent increase in reports b(...)

Gardaí have stopped 23 men over a two day period close to places where sexual services were being offered for sale.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Gardaí have stopped 23 men over a two day period close to places where sexual services were being offered for sale. The men were spoken to by gardaí (...)

The suspects, aged 18 to 37 years, were detained during three searches in the west Dublin area.

Three men are due to appear in court on Thursday following a Garda investigation into violent robberies targeting men and woman working in prostitutio(...)

The assaults have targeted those who offer services online, gardaí said.

Gardaí have said investigations are underway into a series of violent robberies and attacks “on sex workers primarily in the Dublin area”. Since mid-(...)

This is the second national operation targeting the demand for prostitution this year with further operations planned. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí stopped and spoke to 38 people on suspicion of having purchased “sexual services” in various urban and rural areas across the country last week(...)

A childlike sex doll was seized by gardaí this week during an operation targeting persons suspected of possessing, importing and distributing child pornography.

A childlike sex doll was seized by gardaí this week during an operation targeting persons suspected of possessing, importing and distributing child po(...)

As part of Operation Quest, gardaí conducted a coordinated, intelligence led campaign on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Gardaí questioned 36 individuals, all men, over the weekend on suspicion of purchasing sex, an act outlawed in 2017 legislation. As part of Operatio(...)

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 (...)

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