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Justice Minister Keen To Ensure Legislation To Criminalise Revenge Porn

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The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee says she’s determined to introduce laws to criminalise revenge porn “as soon as possible”.

Proposals to make the act a criminal offence will be brought to Cabinet next Tuesday. Amendments to be put before Ministers relate to a bill drafted by Labour’s Brendan Howlin.

This week thousands of images of Irish women, including some underage girls, were leaked from a private forum.

A Garda investigation is underway into the sharing of thousands of these images online.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee says “The measures I will bring to Cabinet will make it a criminal offence to share intimate images without consent. This is not just about revenge porn – sharing such images will become a criminal offence, regardless of the motivation of the person who passes them on.”