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23 1927




Abolition of special and common juries.

66. —(1) On the passing of this Act every provision in any statute, order, rule of court, or other enactment whereby any person is entitled either generally or in particular circumstances to a special jury shall cease to have effect.

(2) Every reference in any statute, order, rule of court, or other enactment not repealed or terminated by this Act to a special jury or to a common jury shall be construed and have effect as a reference to a jury under this Act.

Non-application of Act to coroners' inquests.

67. —Nothing in this Act shall apply to an inquest held by a coroner by virtue of his office and in this Act the word “jury” does not include a jury at such an inquest and the word “juror” does not include a juror serving on such a jury.

Expenses of execution of Act.

68. —Save as is otherwise provided by this Act, all expenses incurred in carrying this Act into execution shall, to such extent as may be sanctioned by the Minister for Finance, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.

Prescription by the Minister.

69. —The Minister may by order prescribe any matter or thing which is in this Act referred to as prescribed or to be prescribed.


70. —The enactments mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of the said Schedule.


71. —In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Justice,

the expression “the Chief Justice” means the Chief Justice of the Irish Free State,

the word “prescribed” (except in Part II . of this Act) means prescribed by the Minister under this Act,

the word “county” means administrative county,

the expression “rateable value” means the annual rateable value under the Valuation Acts,

the word “land” includes lands, tenements, hereditaments, and premises of any description,

the expressions “registration officer,” “registration area,” and “register of electors” have the same meanings as they respectively have in the Electoral Act, 1923 (No. 12 of 1923).

Short title.

72. —This Act may be cited as the Juries Act, 1927.