Former RTE producer Kieran Creavan has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for child sex offences.
The 55 year old Ballinasloe native pleaded guilty to two offences at Leeds Crown Court.
He was caught by a pedophile hunting vigilante group in England in November of last year after grooming a fictitious 13 year old girl.
He admitted attempting to meet a child following grooming for a sexual purpose and attempting to cause a child to engage in kissing and cuddling.
He was given bail in November and instructed to have no unsupervised access to children.