Six internet service providers have joined a Garda initiative in a bid to tackle child sexual abuse images appearing online.
BT Ireland, Eir and Sky Ireland are among those who will block access to a list of websites compiled by Interpol.
Tesco Mobile, Three and Vodafone have also joined the Garda Blocking initiative which was set up in 2014.
There are currently 1,857 websites on the Interpol "Worst of” list that are blocked worldwide.
Under the initiative, the Garda National Protective Services Bureau (GNPSB) provides each service provider with an updated list of suspect domain names.
This is a list of websites that have been verified by Interpol to contain the most severe child sexual abuse material.
Speaking at today’s launch, Detective Chief Superintendent Declan Daly of the GNPSB, said: "Child Abuse Material on the internet is an exploitative and demeaning crime.
"It is a child abuse offence, which has pathways to the contact offending of children."
He added: "The continued introduction of blocking child abuse imagery in Ireland protects children in our communities by reducing demand, it increases their protection and facilitates a concentration of policing resources towards those who seek to harm children online."