Electoral Act, 1992

Certificate of returning officer to be prima facie evidence.

160.—In any civil or criminal proceedings in relation to an alleged offence at a Dáil election, the certificate of the returning officer for the constituency concerned of the due holding of the election or that a particular person was a candidate thereat shall be prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein and it shall not be necessary to prove the signature of the returning officer or that he was in fact such returning officer.