Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act, 1871

Power to apply property of persons acquitted on the ground of insanity for their benefit.

70. Where any person has, on the trial of any indictment, been acquitted on the ground of insanity, or found to be insane, it shall be lawful for the Lord Chancellor intrusted as aforesaid, on being satisfied by affidavit or otherwise of the continued insanity of such person and of his being still in confinement, to make any such order with respect to the property of such person, and the application thereof for his maintenance or benefit, or that of his family, or for carrying on his trade or business, as is mentioned in the two last preceding sections of this Act.