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Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 2011

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Number 5 of 2011


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (PUBLIC ORDER) ACT 2011


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1. Interpretation.

2. Offence.

3. Power of member of Garda Síochána to give directions.

4. Power of arrest.

5. Offence to direct or organise begging.

6. Offence to live off proceeds of begging.

7. Amendment of section 247 of Children Act 2001.

8. Short title and collective citation.


Acts Referred to

Children Act 2001

2001, No. 24

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

1994, No. 2

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Acts 1994 and 2003

Interpretation Act 2005

2005, No. 23

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Number 5 of 2011


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (PUBLIC ORDER) ACT 2011


AN ACT TO PROHIBIT HARRASSMENT OR INTIMIDATION OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BY PERSONS WHO ENGAGE IN BEGGING; TO CONFER POWER ON MEMBERS OF THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA TO GIVE DIRECTIONS TO PERSONS TO DESIST FROM BEGGING, IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO PROHIBIT THE DIRECTION OR ORGANISATION OF BEGGING BY OTHERS; AND TO PROVIDE FOR MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH.

[2nd February, 2011]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: