Matthew Horan

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Judge Martin Nolan also ordered  that Matthew Horan enter a bond to be of good behaviour for two years from the date of his release, undergo two years post-release supervision and avail of all services available to him. File photograph:Frank Miller

A Dublin man jailed for possession of child pornography and coercing young girls to send him sexually graphic images has been ordered not to take part(...)

Minister for Communications,  Denis Naughten: ‘The people who want to exploit children will use every loophole possible.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has suggested the “big players” in the technology industry are not the problem when it comes to online (...)

Dr Mary Aiken and Prof Barry O’Sullivan after they addressed the Oireachtas Committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Recent cases of child abuse and exploitation over the internet are just “the tip of the iceberg” and the State faces “a tsunami” of cases coming down (...)

Hey little girl, is your daddy home Did he go away and leave you all alone I got a bad desire, I’m on fire I once believed there was something timele(...)

“One of the more commonly noted characteristics of those who engage in child abuse and paedophilia is a lack of remorse.” File photograph: Getty Images

It was a media colleague who remarked at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court last Friday how the current national pariah Matthew Horan (26) looked as inno(...)

The launch of an online database of 70,000 people buried in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery is the first in a series of cemetery projects aimed at establishing a social history of Limerick.

A prominent court case – that of Matthew Horan from Clondalkin in Dublin, sentenced last Friday for disturbing interactions with young girls over four(...)

Don’t ask children what they would do if they got requests from a stranger online but say “if your friend came to you and said this happened, what would you tell them?”

The little girl had bought the phone with her Holy Communion money to watch cartoons, dancing and singing online. It was a very innocent and very mode(...)

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(...)

Ryan Tubridy:  on the dangers of social media to young people, he would have been better taking a more grown-up approach.  Photograph: RTÉ

Throughout his career, Ryan Tubridy has never really acted his age. Even as a young broadcaster, Tubridy seemed older than his years, or at least more(...)

Matthew Horan (26), used Skype, Snapchat, Instagram and Kik, an anonymous instant messaging application, to send and receive child porn images from six identified child users in Ireland and nine unknown users around the world. File photograph: The Herald

There he stood motionless behind a glass panel, hands clasped at his front – a slight figure, with dark hair swept to one side above dark-rimmed glass(...)

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