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Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011

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Number 35 of 2011


CRIMINAL LAW (DEFENCE AND THE DWELLING) ACT 2011


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1. Interpretation.

2. Justifiable use of force, etc.

3. No obligation to retreat from dwelling.

4. General defences.

5. Civil liability.

6. Amendment of Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997.

7. Expenses.

8. Short title and commencement.


Acts Referred to

Children Act 2001

2001, No. 24

Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997

1997, No. 26

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Number 35 of 2011


CRIMINAL LAW (DEFENCE AND THE DWELLING) ACT 2011


AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OF A PERSON REGARDING THE USE OF FORCE BY HIM OR HER IN HIS OR HER DWELLING OR IN A DWELLING IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS A LAWFUL OCCUPANT AGAINST A PERSON WHO ENTERS THE DWELLING; TO AMEND THE NON-FATAL OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSON ACT 1997; AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[19th December, 2011]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: