Juries Act, 1927

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Number 23 of 1927.


JURIES ACT, 1927.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Qualification and Liability for Service as Juror.

Section

1.

Jury districts.

2.

Minimum rating qualification.

3.

Qualification and liability for jury service.

4.

Disqualification for jury service.

5.

Exemption from jury service.

PART II.

Registration of Jurors.

6.

Definitions in relation to Part II.

7.

Inclusion of jurors lists in registers of electors.

8.

Place of registration of jurors.

9.

Additional duties of rate collectors and registration officers.

10.

Appeals in relation to jurors lists.

11.

Expenses of execution of Part II. of Act.

12.

Amendment of section 12 of Electoral Act, 1923.

PART III.

Jurors Lists.

13.

Preparation of draft jurors lists.

14.

Form and contents of draft jurors lists.

15.

Revision and settlement of draft jurors lists.

16.

Inclusion of certain exempted persons in jurors' lists on request.

17.

Expenses in relation to draft jurors lists.

PART IV.

Preparation of Jurors Books.

18.

Definitions in relation to Part IV.

19.

Preparation of jurors books.

20.

Contents of jurors books.

21.

Commencement and duration of jurors books.

22.

Exhaustion of jurors books.

23.

Jurors books on subdivision or amalgamation of jury districts.

24.

Non-availability of new jurors book.

25.

Review of jurors books.

PART V.

Procedure for Securing Attendance of Jurors in Court.

26.

Definitions in relation to Part V.

27.

Provisions for transition period.

28.

The empanelling officer.

29.

The summoning officer.

30.

Performance of certain duties heretofore performed by Under-Sheriffs.

31.

Juries for the High Court.

32.

Juries for the Central Criminal Court.

33.

Juries for Circuit Court.

34.

Preparation of panel of jurors.

35.

Preparation of panel of jurors from several districts.

36.

Requisition for panel of jurors for High Court.

37.

Time for preparation of panel of jurors for Central Criminal Court.

38.

Time for preparation of panel of jurors for Circuit Court.

39.

Summoning of jurors.

40.

Preparation of jurors summonses.

41.

Service of jurors summonses by Gárda Síochána.

42.

Mode of service of jurors summonses.

43.

Proof of service of jurors summonses.

44.

Service of jurors summonses by post.

45.

Preparation and summoning of supplemental panel.

46.

Calling over of panel.

47.

Selection of jury from jurors on panel.

48.

Exemption of jurors by judge.

49.

Relief of jurors from unnecessary attendance.

50.

Publication and supply of copies of panel.

51.

Recovery of fines on jurors.

52.

Mode of swearing a jury.

53.

Administration of oath to jurors.

54.

Forms of oaths to be taken by jurors.

55.

Abolition of challenges to the array.

56.

Challenges to the polls.

57.

Challenges without cause shown.

58.

Challenges for cause shown.

59.

Standing-by by Attorney-General.

60.

View juries.

61.

Heating and refreshments for jurors.

62.

Payment of jurors.

63.

Separation of jurors during trial.

64.

Death or illness of juror during trial.

65.

Application of Part V. to certain cases.

PART VI.

General.

66.

Abolition of special and common juries.

67.

Non-application of Act to coroners' inquests.

68.

Expenses of execution of Act.

69.

Prescription by the Minister.

70.

Repeals.

71.

Definitions.

72.

Short title.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Persons Exempted from Serving as Jurors.

PART I.

Persons Absolutely Exempted.

PART II.

Persons Exempted but Entitled to Serve on Appllication.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

Enactments Repealed


Acts Referred to

Electoral Act, 1923

No. 12 of 1923

Court officers Act, 1926

No. 27 of 1926

Criminal Justice (Administration) Act, 1924

No. 44 of 1924

Juries (Dublin) Act, 1926

No. 37 of 1926

Juries (Amendment) Act, 1924

No. 18 of 1924

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Number 23 of 1927.


JURIES ACT, 1927.


AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO JURIES. [26th May, 1927.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—