What's New

6 November 2023

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From 1 November 2023, new offences and increased sentences have been introduced under the Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023.

New offences include:

  • Stalking or non-fatal strangulation (10 year maximum sentence)
  • Non-fatal strangulation causing serious harm (maximum sentence of life in prison)

Certain maximum prison sentences have increased including:

  • 7 years to 12 years for assaulting an on-duty Garda or emergency service worker
  • 5 years to 10 years for assault causing harm
  • 10 years to life in prison for conspiracy to murder

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