Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022

Power to sit with jury for Stardust inquest

51. (1) The coroner in the coroner’s district of Dublin shall hold a Stardust inquest with a jury.

(2) Where the coroner for the coroner’s district of Dublin, before commencing or resuming a Stardust inquest is informed by a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of inspector, a member of the Defence Forces not below the rank of commandant or a designated officer of the Ombudsman Commission that he or she will, under subsection (1) or (2) of section 25 of the Act of 1962, request an adjournment of the inquest on the ground either that criminal proceedings in relation to the death are being considered or have been instituted, the obligation under subsection (1) of this section to hold the Stardust inquest with a jury shall be deemed to be suspended unless and until the full hearing of the inquest takes place.