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Sex Offender Management and Intelligence Unit (SOMIU)

Sex Offender Management

An Garda Síochána is committed to protecting communities and individuals from the dangers and the harm associated with sex offenders.  On a daily basis An Garda Síochána is working with other agencies who have a role in the management of convicted sex offenders in the community.  An Garda Síochána and the relevant agencies have developed significant experience and expertise in this area. 

The Sex Offender Management and Intelligence Unit (SOMIU) based at the Garda National Protective Services Bureau, Harcourt Square has the national remit for overseeing the monitoring and management of sex offenders who are subject to Part 2 of the Sex Offenders Act, 2001.

The Sex Offenders Act, 2001 applies to an offender who is convicted, sentenced and/or released from prison.  The Act may also apply to offenders who travel to live, work and visit this jurisdiction and who have been subject to sex offender registration in their home country. 

Offenders who are subject to the requirements of the Sex Offenders Act, 2001 have an assigned liaison Garda or Sergeant and are monitored and managed in the community.

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