Seanad debates

Friday, 18 December 2020

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Committee and Remaining Stages


10:00 am

Sharon Keogan (Independent) | Oireachtas source

Section 2, which creates a new offence, reads:

(1) A person who distributes, publishes or threatens to distribute or publish an intimate image of another person— (a) without that other person’s consent, and

(b) with intent to cause harm to, or being reckless as to whether or not harm is caused to, the other person,

is guilty of an offence.

I note that the maximum penalty for an offence under section 2 on conviction on indictment is seven years. I simply question by referring to the related piece of legislation-----


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