Children Act 2001
F128 [ Period of detention in children detention school.
149. — Where a child is found guilty of an offence in the Children Court, any term of detention in a children detention school imposed for the offence shall not be for a period longer than the term of detention or imprisonment which the court could impose on an adult who commits such an offence. ]
Substituted (1.03.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2006 (26/2006), s. 141, S.I. No. 65 of 2007.
Substituted by Children (Amendment) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 9, not commenced as of date of revision.
Modifications (not altering text):
Prospective affecting provision: section substituted by Children (Amendment ) Act 2015 (30/2015), s. 9, not commenced as of date of revision.
F129 [ Provisions regarding period of detention imposed by court
149. (1) Where a child is convicted of an offence and a period of detention is imposed on the child by a court, the period of detention shall not exceed the term of detention or imprisonment that the court could have imposed on a person of full age and capacity who is convicted of such an offence.
(2) Where a court imposes a period of detention exceeding 3 years on a child, it shall give its reasons for doing so in open court in language that is appropriate to the age and level of understanding of the child. ]