An RTE sports producer has appeared in a UK court accused of grooming a child for sexual activity.
55 year old Kieran Creaven is said to have flown from Ireland to Leeds to meet up at a hotel with someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.
However her on-line identity had been created by so-called paedophile hunters.
Married Dublin man Kieran Creaven appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court today where he was charged with attempting to meet a child following grooming and attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity.
The court heard the offences were said to have taken place from July 1 - when the defendant first contacted the "girl" - to Saturday when he arrived at the hotel.
He was given bail and is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court next month.
His bail conditions are that he resides at an address in Ireland, has no unsupervised contact with any child aged under 16 and, if requested by police, to supply any device that is internet-enabled.