Grand Jury (Ireland) Act, 1873



An Act to amend an Act passed in a session held in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of King William the Fourth, chapter one hundred and sixteen, intituled “An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the Presentment of Public Money by Grand Juries in Ireland.”[1] [7th July 1873.]

[Preamble recites 6 & 7 Will. 4. c. 116. s. 119.]

Grand juries may present sums required to widen certain towing paths, such sums to be levied off the county at large.

1. Notwithstanding anything in the said Act contained, it shall be lawful for any grand jury in Ireland to present at any assizes such sums of money as may be necessary to repair or widen, to any width not exceeding fifteen feet, any towing path and trackway on the bank of any navigable river on which boats have been accustomed to be towed by horses, such sums to be levied off all the baronies and half baronies in the county or riding of the county in which such towing path and trackway are situate; and such sums so to be levied may be originally presented for at the presentment sessions held in and for the barony in which such towing path and trackway are locally situate.

[1 Short title, “The Grand Jury (Ireland) Act, 1873.” See 59 & 60 Vict. c. 14.]