A Barring Order can be granted for a maximum three years. It is a very drastic remedy as it essentially may bar someone from their own home for a period of time. The Court will consider whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that the safety or welfare of the applying person requires the making of the order.
A Barring Order and a Safety Order can be granted to the following people: spouses, cohabitants for six months, parent of an adult child, a Health Board on behalf of an entitled aggrieved person who may be an adult or a dependent person. A Safety Order can also be granted to persons of full age residing in mainly non-contractual relationships.
You should attend at our office or your local District Court office for the preparation of the Summons. This is also founded upon an Information which is an outline of the allegation. A hearing date will then be given and the case will be decided on that date.
Breach of any of the orders becomes a criminal offence and will be dealt with by way of criminal sanction. The penalties are a maximum fine of €1,900 and/or 12 months imprisonment.
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