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Thread: Begging laws struck down by High Court!

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    Default Begging laws struck down by High Court!

    The High Court have just struck down the vagrancy (begging) laws on the basis that it interfers with freedom of speech!

    Open season now for the Romanians and pavees. Expect pitched battles for the best pitches!!!

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    I'm very sorry to trouble you all, but I appear to have left my wallet at home. Could one of you perhaps extend me a short loan to cover the cost of some light refreshment to tide me over until this evening?
    I should be able to recompense you by Tuesday, March 27th.
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    <Mod>Moved to Justice.</Mod>
    Heavy words are so lightly thrown.

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    Personally I agree that begging is and should be allowed, that said I think there should be limits on how solicitous a person can be.

    Law preventing begging struck down - RTÉ News
    the judge found that the section was unconstitutional because it interfered with the constitutional right of freedom of expression and freedom to communicate with other people.
    Aggressive beggars
    He said he swept the street outside his shop every morning to remove used needles and empty blister-packs. “The problem is out of control. There is no leadership on this issue. No one is doing anything about it. Dublin City Council will tell you it’s a matter for the guards. The guards will say there’s no law against begging.

    Also is there any update on this:
    http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice...ng-laws-4.html
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    The council should charge them a rate for begging.

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    Freedcom of expression, freedom of speech

    What the fup has that got to do with begging? How do they marry this with the blasphemy laws I wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Personally I agree that begging is and should be allowed, that said I think there should be limits on how solicitous a person can be.

    Law preventing begging struck down - RTÉ News

    Aggressive beggars



    Also is there any update on this:
    http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice...ng-laws-4.html
    cYp
    Judges don't live in the real world, or rather Irish judges don't live in the real world. Their view of the world is colour by the rose tinted glasses put on them when they first attended their private nursery school at 4 /5 and it hasn't altered the view since.

    To them beggars are colourful characters they only encounter when they step from their mercs to the court steps each time they attend. Maybe the beggars, aware of their potential donor profession give a cheery "Good morning your worship" as they pass by.

    Have they ever being confronted by a drunken, violent thug who blocks the path or by a gang of women who surround you and try to grab your bag or purse? Of course not!

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    A friend was over last weekend from England and the two things that struck her were the decline of the pub culture and the pervasive beggars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadmal View Post
    Judges don't live in the real world, or rather Irish judges don't live in the real world.
    Utter utter rubbish. If anyone lives in the real world it is judges who have to look at the mistakes of the politicians everyday in their court rooms.

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