|Name:||Criminal Law Act, 1997 (No. 14 of 1997).|
|Subject(s):||Criminal and penal law|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Official Gazette, Acts, 17 p.
|Bibliography:||Official Gazette, Acts, 17 p.
Acts Irish Statute Book 1922-2003, Office of the Attorney General (consulted on 2006-09-14)
|Abstract/Citation:||Section 3 abolishes the distinction between a misdemeanor and a felony. Sets forth definitions of and penalties for certain offences, including concealing or aiding an offence. S. 11 abolishes penal servitude, hard labour, and prison divisions; s. 12 abolishes corporal punishment.|