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Rights on Hunger Strike

What are the rights of a person going on hunger strike out side a council building. Is he committing an offence under the Public Order Act or has he the right to do so?

What are the rights of a person going on hunger strike outside a council building. Is he committing an offence under the Public Order Act or has he the right to do so?

If a Garda asks him to move on he must do so or he may be arrested. If where he is sitting is actually on Council land rather than the street then the council can ask him to move, then inform him that he is a trespasser and after that physically remove him. Alternatively they can get a court order requiring him to move or he will be arrested.

 

 

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