Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

Distribution or display in public place of material which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene.

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7. (1) It shall be an offence for any person in a public place to distribute or display any writing, sign or visible representation which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or being reckless as to whether a breach of the peace may be occasioned.

(2) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F6 [ 1,000 ] or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.

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F6

Substituted (30.07.2008) by Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 (17/2008), s. 22 and schedule 2, S.I. No. 286 of 2008.

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E8

Persons convicted of offence under section may be subject to exclusion order as provided (28.06.2003) by Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 2003 (16/2003), s. 3(1), commenced as per s. 1(7).