Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

Amendment of Criminal Damage Act, 1991.

48

48. Section 1 (3) of the Criminal Damage Act, 1991, is hereby amended—

( a) in paragraph ( a), by the insertion after “1976,” of the following:

“or a dwelling, within the meaning of section 2 (2) of the Family Home Protection Act, 1976, as amended by section 54 (1) ( a) of the Family Law Act, 1995, in which a person, who is a party to a marriage that has been dissolved under the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996, or under the law of a country or jurisdiction other than the State, being a divorce that is entitled to be recognised as valid in the State, ordinarily resided with his or her former spouse, before the dissolution”,

and

( b) in paragraph ( b), by the substitution of the following subparagraph for subparagraph (i):

“(i) is the spouse of a person who resides, or is entitled to reside, in the home or is a party to a marriage that has been dissolved under the Family Law (Divorce) Act, 1996, or under the law of a country or jurisdiction other than the State, being a divorce that is entitled to be recognised as valid in the State, and”.