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Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997

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Number 26 of 1997


NON-FATAL OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ACT, 1997


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Interpretation.

2.

Assault.

3.

Assault causing harm.

4.

Causing serious harm.

5.

Threats to kill or cause serious harm.

6.

Syringe, etc., attacks.

7.

Offence of possession of syringe, etc., in certain circumstances and seizure thereof by member of Garda Síochána.

8.

Placing or abandoning syringe.

9.

Coercion.

10.

Harassment.

11.

Demands for payment of debt causing alarm, etc.

12.

Poisoning.

13.

Endangerment.

14.

Endangering traffic.

15.

False imprisonment.

16.

Abduction of child by parent, etc.

17.

Abduction of child by other persons.

18.

Justifiable use of force; protection of person or property, prevention of crime, etc.

19.

Justifiable use of force in effecting or assisting lawful arrest.

20.

Meaning of “use of force” and related provisions.

21.

Amendment of section 6 of the Criminal Damage Act, 1991.

22.

General defences, etc.

23.

Consent by minor over 16 years to surgical, medical and dental treatment.

24.

Abolition of common law rule in respect of immunity of teachers from criminal liability for punishing pupils.

25.

Evidential value of certain certificates signed by medical practitioners.

26.

Amendment of Schedule to Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976.

27.

Amendment of First Schedule to Extradition (Amendment) Act, 1994.

28.

Abolition of common law offences of assault and battery, kidnapping and false imprisonment.

29.

Amendment of section 9 of Criminal Law Act, 1997.

30.

Amendment of Schedule to Bail Act, 1997.

31.

Repeals.

32.

Short title and commencement.

SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed


Acts Referred to

Bail Act, 1997

1997, No. 16

Criminal Damage Act, 1991

1991, No. 31

Criminal Law Act, 1997

1997, No. 14

Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act, 1976

1976, No. 14

Extradition (Amendment) Act, 1994

1994, No. 6

Medical Practitioners Act, 1978

1978, No. 4

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Number 26 of 1997


NON-FATAL OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ACT, 1997


AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAW RELATING TO THE MAIN NON-FATAL OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONNECTED MATTERS. [19th May, 1997]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: