Three years ago this newspaper launched a campaign for an Irish version of the US Megan's Law
to be introduced here.
The Irish Mirror has been campaigning for years to get legislation similar to Megan's Law
in the US and Sarah's Law in the UK.
allows law enforcement authorities to share information about those convicted of sex crimes with the general public.
Campaigners have battled for 'Sarah's Law', a public register of sex offenders similar to Megan's Law
, which gives US citizens the right to know the name and address of any nearby paedophile, following the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne in 2000 by convicted sex offender Roy Whiting.
According to the Megan's Law
Web site, a list of people required to register in California as sex offenders, Alba was convicted of committing lewd or lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15.
He agreed with probation officers and support groups who have warned that Megan's Law
had not proved effective, and may have driven some offenders underground.
Unlike Megan's Law
in the US, communities will not have free access to information about paedophiles.
We never asked for Megan's Law
- only for access to information about predatory paedophiles in our areas.
Labour MP Dan Norris said his constituency in Wansdyke, north east Somerset, is to be the first area in the UK tested when the Home Office launches it own version of Megan's Law
Labour MP Dan Norris said his constituency in Wansdyke, north east Somerset, is to be the first in the UK tested when the Home Office launches its own version of Megan's Law
A home Office minister last night met the parents of the girl whose murder led to the controversial Megan's Law
in the USA.
A home Office minister was today meeting the parents of the girl whose murder led to the controversial Megan's Law
in the United States.