The Department of Justice and Equality has confirmed that new law will be introduced that will see the names and addresses of sex offenders being made available to members the public.
The Department say the introduction of the new legislation is being made in order to protect members of the public. The department also say the legislation will protect those from offenders who are pose a threat of committing a sexual offence again.
A department spokesperson released a statement explaining the legislation changes, the spokesperson said: “The release of an offenders personal information shall only be made to the minimum number of persons necessary to avoid such threat.
“Before a disclosure is made, and where it is possible, the offender shall be informed of the intention to make the disclosure. “The disclosure will not be made if the person agrees to act so that the threat no longer exists.
“The circumstances in which the disclosure may be made … could include disclosure to individual parents who enter a relationship with a convicted child sex offender who is considered to pose a threat as outlined above.”