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 (...)

Lois West, deputy head of the Garda Analysis Service, and senior crime and policing analyst Laura Galligan were “belittled and treated poorly” when they identified errors in how the Garda was recording homicides. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two Garda civilian workers have outlined “15 months of torment” during which they claim they were pressured to approve homicide data they knew was wro(...)

Chief Insp Mark Toland, left,  and Deputy Chief Insp Hugh Hume during a press conference by the Garda Inspectorate marking the publication of the Inspectorate’s  report ‘Responding to Child Sexual Abuse’ at its head office in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Only 4 per cent of child sex abuse cases reported to the gardaí resulted in a conviction in court, the Garda Inspectorate has found in a sample study.(...)

 (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(...)

Grainia Long, chief executive of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children  described the case as “shocking” and said of particular note was Matthew Horan’s “ease of access to other adults who were prepared to collude in sharing images of the children”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Calls have been made for additional Garda powers to investigate online child sex offences, including powers to make it easier for gardaí to seize mobi(...)

Gardaí  have issued a strong warning to parents and children about dangers that can face them on the internet. Photograph: Mark Steadman/Rollingnews.ie

Gardaí involved in the Matthew Horan investigation have issued a strong warning to parents and children about dangers that can face them on the intern(...)

The reforms will bring to an end the much-criticised practice of most sex crimes being investigated by the Garda member who responded to the initial emergency call.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Front-line gardaí will no longer investigate rapes or child sexual abuse under radical policing reforms. Instead, all such crimes will be investigate(...)

Fewer than 10 per cent of sexual violence victims who contacted the One in Four organisation for help made a criminal complaint to the Garda but a new helpline service may increase the number, it said. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fewer than 10 per cent of sexual violence victims who contacted the One in Four organisation for help made a criminal complaint to the Garda but a ne(...)

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