Malicious Injuries Act, 1981

Limitation of actions.

[New in pt. cf. 1957 (No. 6) s. 11]

23.—(1) Proceedings under this Act shall not be commenced after the expiration of three years from the date on which the cause of action accrued.

(2) A cause of action under this Act shall accrue on the date of the service of a preliminary notice under section 8 .

(3) Section 49 (1) (which relates to limitation in case of disability) of the Statute of Limitations, 1957 , shall apply to a right of action under this Act as if, in paragraph (a) of that subsection, the reference to that Act were a reference to this Act and for “six years” there were substituted “three years”.