Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994

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


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.




Substituted (30.07.2008) by Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 (17/2008), s. 22 and schedule 2, S.I. No. 286 of 2008. A fine of €1,000 translates into a class D fine, not greater than €1,000, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 7(3) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.

Editorial Notes:


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).