Instead she sought a protection order, a short-term order requiring her estranged husband not to use violence or threaten to use violence or put her in fear, or watch her new home.She told the judge she did not want her estranged husband to know where she was now living. She told the judge her partner used drugs and had told her in the past he would kill her and shoot her. “But I never thought he would hit me.” The judge granted a barring order for eight days.(Published by the Irish Times on the 11th August 2017) Customs officers say their policy regarding child sex dolls is to detain the goods and hand them over to gardaí for investigation.
An invisible app may also be placed on a person’s phone to enable information, including location, to be passed to another person “I had to leave for my safety and for the safety of the others there,” she said.It said any investigation or prosecution would be a matter for gardaí and that, if a prosecution was taken, it would be up to the courts to “ultimately determine whether or not a criminal offence has been committed”.Gardaí had told the Irish Examiner on Wednesday they believed the dolls, child-like in appearance, weight, and anatomy were covered by the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998.“This legislation gives a Customs officer dealing with any goods at import or export, powers to detain and hand them over to the Garda Síochána, or to any other relevant investigative authority, if the officer has reasonable grounds to suspect the goods may be required as evidence in any criminal proceedings,” a statement said.On child sex dolls, Revenue also said in any case where a child sex doll or other material relating to paedophilia is found by Customs, its policy is to detain the goods under the provisions detailed above and deliver the goods to An Garda Síochána.He said the 1998 Act was “broad” and child pornography was defined as “any visual representation” whose dominant characteristic is the depiction, for a sexual purpose, of the genital or anal region of a child.