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Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act, 1961

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Number 38 of 1961.


COURTS (ESTABLISHMENT AND CONSTITUTION) ACT, 1961.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Establishment and constitution of the Supreme Court.

2.

Establishment and constitution of the High Court.

3.

Establishment and constitution of the Court of Criminal Appeal.

4.

Establishment and constitution of the Circuit Court.

5.

Establishment and constitution of the District Court.

6.

Vacation of judicial office and filling of vacancy.

7.

Cesser of exercise of jurisdiction by courts mentioned in Article 58 of the Constitution, disestablishment of those courts and abolition of offices of judges and justices thereof.

8.

Short title and commencement.


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Number 38 of 1961.


COURTS (ESTABLISHMENT AND CONSTITUTION) ACT, 1961.


AN ACT TO ESTABLISH, IN PURSUANCE OF ARTICLE 34 OF THE CONSTITUTION, A COURT OF FINAL APPEAL, THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL AND COURTS OF FIRST INSTANCE, TO SPECIFY THE CONSTITUTION OF THOSE COURTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE VACATION OF JUDICIAL OFFICES AND THE FILLING OF VACANCIES THEREIN, AND, IN PURSUANCE OF ARTICLE 58 OF THE CONSTITUTION, TO DISESTABLISH THE SEVERAL COURTS OF JUSTICE MENTIONED IN THAT ARTICLE AND TO ABOLISH THE OFFICES OF THE JUDGES AND JUSTICES THEREOF. [16th August, 1961.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—