|British pedophile Bill Paden, at Cavan court|
The Department of Justice have confirmed that 326 criminals from abroad were found in Ireland in 2009. These including people suspected of murder and rape.
More than half of these had come from Poland. Fifteen of these people were facing charges of grievous bodily harm and 12 extradition warrants related to "sexual offenses including rape and sexual abuse of children".
In total 30 of them were wanted for drugs offenses, 39 suspected fraudsters and 12 people involved in organized crime and robbery were also sought.
Most of the warrants were from Poland, Lithuania, Britain, Czech Republic, Romania and Latvia.