Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

19C

F24 [ Entry on and occupation of land or bringing onto or placing an object on land without consent.

19C. (1) A person, without the duly given consent of the owner, shall not

( a ) enter and occupy any land, or

( b ) bring onto or place on any land any object,

where such entry or occupation or the bringing onto or placing on the land of such object is likely to

(i) substantially damage the land,

(ii) substantially and prejudicially affect any amenity in respect of the land,

(iii) prevent persons entitled to use the land or any amenity in respect of the land from making reasonable use of the land or amenity,

(iv) otherwise render the land or any amenity in respect of the land, or the lawful use of the land or any amenity in respect of the land, unsanitary or unsafe,

(v) substantially interfere with the land, any amenity in respect of the land, the lawful use of the land or any amenity in respect of the land.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Where a member of the Garda S í och á na has reason to believe that a person is committing or has committed an offence under subsection (1) the member

( a ) may demand of the person his or her name and address,

( b ) may direct the person to leave the land concerned and to remove from the land any object that belongs to the person or that is under his or her control, and

( c ) shall inform the person of the nature of the offence in respect of which it is suspected that person has been involved and the statutory consequences of failing to comply with a demand or direction under this subsection. ]