A former RTE producer has appeared in court charged with a number of child abuse offences.
58-year-old Kieran Creaven with an address at Adelaide Street in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin is facing 17 charges in total.
He was brought before the Dublin District Court this afternoon where the Judge heard he was arrested at 8.15 this morning at his home.
The charges he is facing include two counts of sexual assault of a child outside the State, three counts of exploitation of a child inside the State, and five counts of possession of child abuse images.
The offences are alleged to have happened in 2014 and 2017.
He has been remanded in custody with consent to bail on a number of strict conditions.
These include that he refrain from using Facebook or Skype.
*Reporting by Stephanie Rohan