From the RTÉ news website at


The Seanad has passed all stages of a Bill which closes a loophole relating to the offence of soliciting children for sex.

The Bill also introduces a new offence of 'grooming' children for sexual exploitation.

The emergency legislation was passed by the Dáil last night and it now goes for early signature into law by President Mary McAleese.

This was from Wednesday's news and I didn't see a story on whether the President signed the bill into law yet. I wonder how effectively laws like this will be in preventing CSA.