Law Planned to Stop Sex Offenders Going Abroad

By Ed Carty
The Times
December 28, 2017

Father Shay Cullen at the Preda Foundation in Olongapo city in the Philippines, with rescued girls

Proposed new legislation to ban paedophiles and sex offenders from foreign travel is to be unveiled in the new year.

Plans to expand the passport “stop list” have been drafted after Father Shay Cullen, the four-time Nobel peace prize nominee, called on western governments to tackle sex tourism.

Father Cullen, who has been working with street children in the Philippines since 1974, said paedophiles should be barred from going overseas in the same way as suspected terrorists.

“I expect the Irish people and the Dail will support it and set an example for other EU countries,” he said.

“As a result convicted child sex offenders will be unable to travel to countries like the Philippines, Thailand and Cambodia where enforcement of child protection laws is…








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