Monday 22 December 2014

Porn sites traced here

Published 30/04/2013 | 05:00

FOUR child pornography websites were traced to internet servers based in Ireland last year. A total of almost 3,000 complaints were made in 2012 to Hotline.ie, the body tasked with taking public complaints about alleged illegal online content.

Of those, 96 were assessed to be illegal child pornography under Irish law, while four cases were traced to web servers that were based here. The figures were revealed by Hotline.ie in its annual report, launched yesterday by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

Writer on NY list

Author Sarah Rees Brennan has made her debut on the 'New York Times' best-seller list.

The 29-year-old Dublin-based writer has shot to number four on the list with the short story 'What Really Happened in Peru', a work she has co-written with Cassandra Clare. Sarah's fiction for young adults has been translated into 11 languages and Sony Pictures are in talks about taking an option on her latest novel, 'Unspoken'.

Gerry remembered

THE family of the late Gerry Ryan will gather for a special Mass this morning to remember the broadcaster three years after his death.

Gerry's widow Morah and their five children will attend a Mass at their local church in Clontarf. The 2FM presenter was found dead in the bedroom of his Dublin apartment on April 30, 2010. An inquest found the 53-year-old died of heart failure having recently taken cocaine.

Golfer's jet diverted

THE private jet owned by Spanish golfing star Sergio Garcia was forced to divert to Shannon Airport after the crew declared an emergency over the Atlantic.

The Hawker Beechcraft 4000 twin-engined jet was on its way from Cardiff in Wales to Bangor, Maine in the US at the time. The pilot reported a 'generator problem'. The flight was able to resume its journey gave the all-clear.

€13k for garda

A MOTORCYCLE garda, who thought he would lose consciousness when a drunken man tried to choke him with the strap of his helmet, has been awarded €13,000 compensation in the High Court.

Barrister David Griffin said that on April 28, 2010, Garda Gary Lane, of Anglesea Garda Station, Cork, had been attacked when he tried to arrest the man after he answered a radio call about a dispute on a street. He had been out of work for several weeks and suffered neck pain for several months.

Irish Independent

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