Summary Jurisdiction (Ireland) Act, 1908

Penalty on persons found drunk in charge of children.

61 & 62 Vict. c. 60.

35 & 36 Vict. c. 94.

9.(1) Any person found drunk in any place, whether a building or not, to which the public have access, whether on payment or not, or on any licensed premises, while in charge of a child apparently under the age of seven years, may be apprehended, and shall, if the child is under that age, be guilty of an offence under this section, and be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding forty shillings, or to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for any period not exceeding one month.

(2) If the child appears to the court to be under the age of seven, the child shall, for the purpose of this section, be deemed to be under that age unless the contrary is proved.

(3) An offence under this section shall be deemed to be included in the list of offences mentioned in the First Schedule to the Inebriates Act, 1898, and in section sixty of the Licensing Act, 1872.