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Man jailed for breaching ASBO five times

It is the first prison sentence imposed by the State because of anti-social behaviour orders.

Labour Youth call for ASBOs to be postponed in 2005.
Labour Youth call for ASBOs to be postponed in 2005.
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A MAN HAS been sentenced to three months in jail because he breached an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) five times.

The 34-year-old had been ordered to stay out of the O’Connell Street area for 12 months in February last year because of his involvement in crime.

However, he entered the North Earl Street and Abbey Street vicinity at least five times in the 11 months since then.

A judge sentenced him to three months in jail yesterday.

He is the first person to receive a prison term for this type of offence.

An ASBO is a civil order made against a person who is shown to have engaged in any behaviour which causes or is likely to cause one or more persons harassment, significant or persistent alarm, distress, intimidation or fear or significant or persistent impairment of their use or enjoyment of their property.

Explainer: Why have just seven ASBOs been issued in Ireland in five years?

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