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Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994

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Number 2 of 1994


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (PUBLIC ORDER) ACT, 1994


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title, collective citation and commencement..

2.

Interpretation (general)..

PART II

Offences Relating to Public Order

3.

Interpretation (Part II).

4.

Intoxication in public place..

5.

Disorderly conduct in public place..

6.

Threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour in public place..

7.

Distribution or display in public place of material which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene..

8.

Failure to comply with direction of member of Garda Síochána..

9.

Wilful obstruction..

10.

Increase of penalty for common assault, etc..

11.

Entering building, etc., with intent to commit an offence..

12.

Amendment of Vagrancy Act, 1824..

13.

Trespass on building, etc..

14.

Riot..

15.

Violent disorder..

16.

Affray..

17.

Blackmail, extortion and demanding money with menaces.

18.

Assault with intent to cause bodily harm or commit indictable offence.

19.

Assault or obstruction of peace officer.

PART III

Crowd Control at Public Events

20.

Interpretation (Part III).

21.

Control of access to certain events, etc.

22.

Surrender and seizure of intoxicating liquor, etc.

PART IV

Miscellaneous and Repeals

23.

Prohibition of advertising of brothels and prostitution.

24.

Arrest without warrant.

25.

Continuance of existing powers of Garda Síochána.

26.

Repeals.

SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

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Number 2 of 1994


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (PUBLIC ORDER) ACT, 1994


AN ACT TO ABOLISH CERTAIN COMMON LAW OFFENCES RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN STATUTORY OFFENCES RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER IN LIEU THEREOF, TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL POWERS OF CROWD CONTROL BY MEMBERS OF THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA IN, OR OF CONTROL BY SUCH MEMBERS OF ACCESS TO, THE VICINITY OF CERTAIN EVENTS AND TO PROVIDE FOR OFFENCES RELATING THERETO, TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER AND TO FINES AND TERMS OF IMPRISONMENT IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN OFFENCES AND FOR THOSE AND OTHER PURPOSES TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL LAW AND ADMINISTRATION. [3rd March, 1994]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: