Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997
Abduction of child by other persons.
17.—(1) A person, other than a person to whom section 16 applies, shall be guilty of an offence who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, intentionally takes or detains a child under the age of 16 years or causes a child under that age to be so taken or detained—
(a) so as to remove the child from the lawful control of any person having lawful control of the child; or
(b) so as to keep him or her out of the lawful control of any person entitled to lawful control of the child.
(2) It shall be a defence to a charge under this section that the defendant believed that the child had attained the age of 16 years.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable—
(a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both, or
(b) on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years or to both.
A fine of £1,500 translates into a class C fine (€1,000 to €2,500) as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), s. 6(2) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.