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#Intruder

From TheJournal.ie Pensioner arrested after burglar stabbed to death won't face criminal prosecution Lewisham

Pensioner arrested after burglar stabbed to death won't face criminal prosecution

The man, named as Richard Osborn-Brooks, was arrested earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Intruder arrested after breaching White House grounds Set The Alarm

Intruder arrested after breaching White House grounds

Trump was in the presidential residence at the time.

From The42 Ex-army man jailed for attempted burglary of Rooney's house during his testimonial Intruder

Ex-army man jailed for attempted burglary of Rooney's house during his testimonial

25-year-old Robert McNamara was handed two years and eight months after trying to break into the home of the Manchester United captain.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman arrested after Sydney couple awoke to find him naked in their bed Naked

Irishman arrested after Sydney couple awoke to find him naked in their bed

The 25-year-old will be interviewed by police when released from hospital.

From The42 A fan broke through security to have a go at the world diving series & no it wasn't Ashley Young Simulation

A fan broke through security to have a go at the world diving series & no it wasn't Ashley Young

We only made the ‘joke’ before you did in the comment section.

From TheJournal.ie Apple's developer site was hacked Hacked

Apple's developer site was hacked

Apple says an intruder attempted to secure the personal information of some of the registered developers from the site.

From TheJournal.ie Man due in court over Eugene Gillespie death Sligo

Man due in court over Eugene Gillespie death

67-year-old Eugene Gillespie was found in his home in Sligo after what Gardaí believe was an aggravated burglary.

From The42 WATCH: Caddie takes on an alligator at the 15th hole of the RBC Heritage Unwelcome Guest

WATCH: Caddie takes on an alligator at the 15th hole of the RBC Heritage

‘Danger’ is Kip Henley’s middle name…

Man tells police his date is a burglar after his girlfriend shows up

Kevin Gaylor invited a woman he met online to his house, then his girlfriend showed up…

From TheJournal.ie Sunday the busiest day for business break-ins Security

Sunday the busiest day for business break-ins

New figures show that over 40 per cent of break-ins take place at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ presenter confronted with intruder while on air RTÉ

RTÉ presenter confronted with intruder while on air

John Creedon was broadcasting live from RTÉ’s Cork studio when a trespasser appeared and squared up to him.

THE USE OF REASONABLE force against intruders will be permitted under a new bill introduced by the government.

The Criminal Law Defence and the Dwelling Bill 2010 will allow homeowners to defend themselves or their property in the case of an intruder entering their home.

A homeowner – or a visitor – is now permitted to stand their ground if attacked in their home.  Notably, the bill specifically states there is no requirement for a person to retreat when faced with an intruder.

The justifiable use of force may even lead to the death of an intruder. The bill states: “The use of force shall not exclude the use of force causing death.”

Under the new bill, the use of lethal force is lawful if an intruder hurts a homeowner – but also the property itself. This clause has been criticised by those who believe it will give homeowners a ‘licence to kill.’

Mr Mark Kelly, Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), has said the bill was “placing the right to defence of property above the right to life.”

Six years ago, the debate about self-defence and reasonable force surfaced very publicly in Ireland with the death of John Ward in County Mayo.

Ward died after being beaten with a stick and shot twice after trespassing on Padraig Nally’s property. Nally was charged with manslaughter.