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(...)

The Criminal Courts of Justice building on  Parkgate Street, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on a social network site after he claimed to be 19 has had been given a three and a half year (...)