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Law on drunk in a public place ?

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  • 09-03-2017 12:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭


    Is it an offence to be drunk in a public space in ireland? Or am I thinking its just UK law? - just yesterday I heard that some drunk guy was on Dublin to sligo train boarded at Dublin Connelly and got off at Mullingar and was really Leary and loud and making passengers uneasy and intimidating and I have have heard if a few instances . i t just got me thinking about passenger safety, security and comfort that other passengers should be able to expect and that maye (somehow) the intoxicated passenger should not have been allowed to board the train in the first instance in that state or should have been thrown off at earliest opportunity. I know some might laugh it off and think its petty or maybe have been in the same circumstance as the offender , or abeen travelling before on public transport and just ignored it but I think it dose need addressing still is my opinion. Of course on a thing like a train there's not a lot you can do to move away from someone like that if you think they might become a danger on that journey and you are in confined spaces.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,400 ✭✭✭me_irl




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭readytosnap


    Can you not contact the staff on the train if there is unsavoury activity going on? they tell you how on the little digital scrolling screens above the doors.
    In relation to your example, if someone is really pissed and loud/aggressive then they should not be allowed on the train or like you say they should be thrown off (just slow down a little first). It is amazing the detrimental affect one person can have on everyone else in a situation like that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,045 ✭✭✭✭gramar


    Is it an offence to be drunk in a public space in ireland? Or am I thinking its just UK law? - just yesterday I heard that some drunk guy was on Dublin to sligo train boarded at Dublin Connelly and got off at Mullingar and was really Leary and loud and making passengers uneasy and intimidating and I have have heard if a few instances . .

    Was it Michael O'Leary?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,470 ✭✭✭valoren


    Drunk is fine. Pissed off your head but not causing trouble on a train is your own problem.

    Drunk and disorderly is where the trouble starts. Disturbing the peace is a crime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭readytosnap


    gramar wrote: »
    Was it Michael O'Leary?

    Ah don't be slagging his grammar, the train did leave from Con nelly station after all.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    me_irl wrote: »

    Thanks for posting that, I wouldn't have even known where to look.

    So a fine, if the garda in their jurisdiction finds them intoxicated as to be a danger of themselves or to others, of no more than 100eur and no custodial sentences. Its not that much of a deterrent I think


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Dublin to Sligo train is notorious for this kinda shyte.

    I see it almost every time i'm on. Always (at least) one a$$hat shouting and frightening people


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,400 ✭✭✭me_irl


    Thanks for posting that, I wouldn't have even known where to look.

    So a fine, if the garda in their jurisdiction finds them intoxicated as to be a danger of themselves or to others, of no more than 100eur and no custodial sentences. Its not that much of a deterrent I think

    No worries.

    I think it's a bit of an odd issue, as if someone is unconscious-drunk they're not a danger to others (may be to themselves), but if they are abusive and shouting that's where you're getting in to the realm of unpredictability regarding these outbursts.

    There have been a few instances on buses where the driver had let on some absolute puddles, and I do think he/she is putting the other passengers at risk by doing so. But, if I was put in that situation I wouldn't want to be confrontational to a drunkard either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    my lad takes the bus - much prefers it to the train , and just last week a drunk tried to board the bus and the driver wouldnt take him - a few expletives (and he was leary ;) ) but that was about it, bus door closed and bus driver on his way


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Dublin to Sligo train is notorious for this kinda shyte.

    I see it almost every time i'm on. Always (at least) one a$$hat shouting and frightening people

    yeah sorry about that - thats me :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,130 ✭✭✭Surreptitious


    What's this Leary **** about?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    if someone comes too much of it and a regular occurrence, custodial sentence (even if just for a week) ? - or is that too OTT/harsh?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,792 ✭✭✭✭Andy From Sligo


    What's this Leary **** about?

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lary

    lary

    British slang.

    To be loud, aggressive, and antisocial.
    eg. The lary England supporters goaded the police, cursing loudly and throwing rocks.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,400 ✭✭✭me_irl


    What's this Leary **** about?

    ;)

    leery
    ˈlɪəri/Submit
    adjectiveinformal
    adjective: leery; comparative adjective: leerier; superlative adjective: leeriest
    cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions.
    "a city leery of gang violence"


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