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Name: Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011 (No. 35 of 2011).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2011-12-19
Entry into force:
ISN: IRL-2011-L-89981
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Irish Statue Book, Ireland PDF PDF (consulted on 2012-05-24)
Abstract/Citation: 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
7. Expenses.
8. Short title and commencement.

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. Amends the Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act of 1997.
Amended text(s):

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