Of those 59 are classed as high priority, and some of those are British.
British investigators have so far sent three international letters of request to Portuguese authorities over the investigation, covering 41 priority areas for the team, involving 287 separate requests.
Finally the recently published Nutt Brown Review into the country’s childcare system was an indictment of our national childcare project.
It reported alarmingly low levels of care and lack of personal contact between staff and children.
He said some of the offences were previously known about, but three of them, including what is believed to be the first in the series of 12 break-ins, were new reports to police and came about as a result of their appeal for more information last October.
Mr Redwood's team currently have 38 people classed as 'persons of interest' to the inquiry, and are also sifting through details of 530 known sex offenders whose whereabouts they cannot account for.
He was convicted and jailed for gross indecency and indecent assault in Belfast in 1995, but was able to move freely and unmonitored in Portugal as the sex offenders' register was not set up at the time of his release.
The man, described as tanned, dark-haired and speaking English with an accent, is suspected of breaking into holiday properties where British families were staying and sexually abusing five white British girls aged between seven and ten, Still missing: Three-year-old Madeleine Mc Cann disappeared from a Portuguese resort in 2007, close to where Northern Irish paedophile David Reid, pictured playing in The Roundup Bar in Carvoeiro in November 2006, lived The sex attacks took place between 2004-2006, shortly before Madeleine vanished in 2007, and are among a series of 12 break-ins to holiday homes in the Algarve that police believe were committed by the same man.
We know that 30,000 children are on the waiting list for mental health services.
We know that some 25,000 have drug and alcohol problems severe enough to bring them to adolescent drug services and that many more slip under the radar. 'I have worked in this area for twenty years', one adolescent addiction psychiatrist recently wrote, 'and have seen a rise in the severity of emotional difficulties with increased self-harm and suicidal thinking.
Professor Catherine Hakim’s survey of mothers suggests most are a lot less happy about this than Cherie Blair.