It is an offence to harass a person. It is advisable to keep a list of unacceptable behaviour of the person who is harassing you – dates and times and descriptions of the incidents. Telephone records and Garda reports may also be useful.
Serious incidents should always be reported at your local Garda station. (If the incident is very serious it may amount to a criminal offence in which case the Garda may prosecute as a criminal offence).
If convicted for harassment the court can order the guilty person:
- Not to communicate in any way with the victim for a specified period.
- Not to approach within a certain distance of the victim’s home or place of work.
To take action for harassment known as “Breach of the Peace” go to your local District Court. In Dublin go to:
The Summons Office
Chancery Court House, Chancery Street, Dublin 7
Opening hours 10 - 12:30 / 2:30 - 4:30
The Summons Office can be contacted on Tel: 01-888 6117 / 888 6118
For more specialist information on harassment contact:
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