Seanad debates

Friday, 18 December 2020

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


10:00 am

Photo of James BrowneJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I suppose it will always be a matter for the courts to interpret, and in judicial discretion to assess, whether the event is or is not serious. However, as I say, the concern is that if one does not have that word there, the bar would be set extremely low and could bring in many issues as a criminal offence that it may not be intended to do so.


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