Bill entitled an Act to amend the law relating to harassment; to provide for offences relating to the recording, distribution or publication of intimate images and to provide for the anonymity of victims of those offences; to provide for an offence involving the distribution, publication or sending of threatening or grossly offensive communication; and for those and other purposes to amend the Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act 1997, the Bail Act 1997 and the Domestic Violence Act 2018; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 28 Dec 2020

Sponsored by: Brendan Howlin

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President.

28 Dec 2020

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    16 May 2017

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    16 May 2017

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    16 May 2017

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    16 May 2017

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    21 Oct 2020

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    21 Oct 2020

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    17 Dec 2020

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    17 Dec 2020

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    17 Dec 2020

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    17 Dec 2020

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    17 Dec 2020

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    17 Dec 2020

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    18 Dec 2020

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    18 Dec 2020

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    18 Dec 2020

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    18 Dec 2020

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    18 Dec 2020

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    18 Dec 2020

    Completed

  • Enacted

    28 Dec 2020

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    28 Dec 2020

    Completed

 

28 Dec 2020

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020

17 Dec 2020

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017

1 Dec 2020

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017

16 May 2017

As Initiated

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017

Amendments

18 Dec 2020

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

16 Dec 2020

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

30 Nov 2020

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

18 Dec 2020

Seanad Éireann

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

18 Dec 2020

Seanad Éireann

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Second Stage

17 Dec 2020

Dáil Éireann

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Report and Final Stages

1 Dec 2020

Select Committee On Justice

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Committee Stage

21 Oct 2020

Dáil Éireann

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Referral to Select Committee

31 Jan 2018

Dáil Éireann

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members]

31 Jan 2018

Dáil Éireann

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members]

16 May 2017

Dáil Éireann

Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017: First Stage