A man was charged with an offence under the Criminal Justice (Offences Relating to Information Systems) Act 2017 for the very first time.

David Young, 28, allegedly hacked into a pc railroad system and is facing numerous charges, such as intentionally obtaining a data system without lawful authority or reasonable explanation by infringing a safety measure.

The 2017 Act was developed to assist prosecute cybercrime in Ireland by producing specific offences, substituting more overall criminal offences which were frequently utilized to prosecute cyber criminals.

It gave effect to several international conventions, such as the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime and the EU Cybercrime Directive.

Mr Young appeared before Cork District Court yesterday, Together with mom Cathryn Young, 54, and Conor Lydon, 27.