Updated to 21 July 2022 (Act No. 10 of 2022 and S.I. No. 301 of 2022)

Coroners Act 1962
No. 9 of 1962

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act  1 July 1962 Coroners Act 1962 (Commencement) Order 1962 (S.I. No. 93 of 1962), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act included in collectively cited Coroners Acts 33/2005, s. 2(2)
  32/2013, s. 1(7)
  29/2019, s. 40(2)
  13/2020, s. 1(3)
Divulging of confidential information for report or inquest under S.I. No. 136 of 2018. reg. 51(2)(d)(i) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 233 of 2017, reg. 54(c)(i) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 232 of 2017, reg. 53(c)(i) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 230 of 2017, reg. 50(c)(i) (col. cit.)
  11/2014, ss. 1(2), 159(1)(e)
  S.I. No. 349 of 2011, reg. 22(2)(c)(i) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 14 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 47(c)(i) (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 407 of 2008, regs. 2, 42(c)(i) (col. cit.)
  13/2008, ss. 1(2), 28(2)(c)(i) (col. cit.)
  10/2005, ss. 1(2), 73(2)(c)
Arrangements for inquest in case of railway incident 31/2005, s. 67
Power of coroner to authorise disposal of body in certain circumstances 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 41, 44
Not affected S.I. No. 551 of 2006, reg. 14(5)
  37/2001, ss. 7, 113(1)
Applied S.I. No. 252 of 2007, reg. 81
  31/1993, ss. 1 (5), 23 (3)
Application of Act restricted S.I. No. 476 of 2000 reg. 26(1)
  31/1993, ss. 1(5), 23(1)
  S.I. No. 292 of 1986, regs. 2, 25(1)
S. 2 amended 29/2019, ss. 2, 40(3)
S. 2 constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 2A inserted 29/2019, ss. 3, 40(3)
S. 6(1) appliation. of, ctd. in certain areas S. I. No. 426 of 1985, arts. 3 (b), 10, sch., par. 3
  S. I. No. 128 of 1985, reg. 3 (e)
S. 6(5) repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(a), 40(3)
S. 6A inserted 23/2011, s. 32(a)
S. 6A(4) substituted 29/2019, ss. 4(a), 40(3)
S. 6A(5) substituted 29/2019, ss. 4(a), 40(3)
S. 6A(5A) inserted 29/2019, ss. 4(a), 40(3)
S. 6A(6A) inserted 29/2019, ss. 4(b), 40(3)
S. 6A(6B) inserted 29/2019, ss. 4(b), 40(3)
S. 6A(9) inserted 29/2019, ss. 4(c), 40(3)
S. 7 substituted 23/2011, s. 32(b)
S. 8 coroner not a local authority employee for certain purposes 37/2001, ss. 7, 157(3)(a)
S. 8 application of, ctd. in certain areas S. I. No. 128 of 1985, reg. 3 (e)
S. 8(2) substituted 29/2019, ss. 5(a), 40(3)
  23/2011, s. 32(c)
S. 8(2) application continued S.I. No. 426 of 1985, arts. 3(b), 10, schedule para. 3
S. 8(2A) deleted 29/2019, ss. 5(a), 40(3)
S. 8(2A) inserted 23/2011, s. 32(c)
S. 8(3) amended 29/2019, ss. 5(b), 40(3)
S. 8(3)(c) deleted 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 8(3)(d) deleted 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 8(3)(e) deleted 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 10 repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(b), 40(3)
S. 11(1) amended 29/2019, ss. 6(a), 40(3)
S. 11(3) amended 29/2019, ss. 6(b), 40(3)
S. 11(3) inserted 23/2011, s. 32(d)
S. 11A inserted 23/2011, s. 32(e)
S. 13(1) amended 29/2019, ss. 7(a), 40(3)
  23/2011, s. 32(f)(i)
S. 13(1A) substituted 29/2019, ss. 7(b), 40(3)
S. 13(1A) inserted 23/2011, s. 32(f)(ii)
S. 13(4)(b) amended 29/2019, ss. 7(c), 40(3)
S. 13(5)(a) amended 29/2019, ss. 7(d), 40(3)
S. 13(9) substituted 29/2019, ss. 7(e), 40(3)
S. 13(9) inserted 23/2011, s. 32(f)(iii)
S. 13(10) inserted 29/2019, ss. 7(e), 40(3)
S. 13A inserted 29/2019, ss. 8, 40(3)
S. 14 substituted 23/2011, s. 32(g)
S. 14(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
Part IIA inserted (ss. 16A, 16B) 29/2019, ss. 9, 40(3)
S. 16A inserted 29/2019, ss. 9, 40(3)
S. 16B inserted 29/2019, ss. 9, 40(3)
S. 17 amended 29/2019, ss. 10(1)(a), 40(3)
S. 17 designated as s. 17(1) 29/2019, ss. 10(1)(b), (2), 40(3)
S. 17(2) inserted 29/2019, ss. 10(1)(c), 40(3)
S. 18(1) amended 29/2019, ss. 11, 40(3)
S. 18(3) repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(c), 40(3)
S. 18(4) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 18(4) repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(c), 40(3)
S. 18(5) repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(c), 40(3)
S. 18(6) repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(c), 40(3)
S. 18A inserted 29/2019, ss. 12, 40(3)
S. 18B inserted 29/2019, ss. 13, 40(3)
S. 19 repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(d), 40(3)
S. 20 conditions prescribed for fees payable for inquest under S.I. No. 155 of 2009, reg. 3
S. 20 fees to be agreed S.I. No. 155 of 2009, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 561 of 2008, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 240 of 2007, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 122 of 2006, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 196 of 2005, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 429 of 2000, regs. 3, 7
S. 20 fee prescribed S.I. No. 19 of 1990, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 196 of 1984, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 416 of 1981, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 201 of 1981, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 167 of 1980, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 11 of 1979, reg. 3(a),(b)
  S.I. No. 337 of 1977, art. 3
  S.I. No. 199 of 1976, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 256 of 1973, reg. 3
S. 20 fees prescribed S.I. No. 88 of 1976, reg. 3(a)
  S.I. No. 88 of 1976, reg. 3(b)
S. 20(1) amended 29/2019, ss. 14(a), 40(3)
S. 20(2) amended 29/2019, ss. 14(b), 40(3)
S. 20(2) fee prescribed S.I. No. 151 of 1996, regs. 3, 7
S. 24 conditions prescribed for fees payable for inquest under S.I. No. 155 of 2009, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 416 of 1981, reg. 3
S. 24 fees to be agreed S.I. No. 155 of 2009, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 561 of 2008, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 240 of 2007, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 122 of 2006, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 196 of 2005, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 429 of 2000, regs. 3, 7
S. 24 fee prescribed S.I. No. 19 of 1990, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 196 of 1984, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 167 of 1980, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 11 of 1979, reg. 3(a),(b)
  S.I. No. 337 of 1977, art. 3
  S.I. No. 199 of 1976, reg. 3
  S.I. No. 256 of 1973, reg. 3
S. 24 fees prescribed S.I. No. 88 of 1976, reg. 3(a)
  S.I. No. 88 of 1976, reg. 3(b)
S. 24(2) substituted 29/2019, ss. 15, 40(3)
S. 24(2) fee prescribed S.I. No. 151 of 1996, regs. 3, 7
S. 25(1) substituted 29/2019, ss. 16(a), 40(3)
S. 25(2) amended 29/2019, ss. 16(b), 40(3)
S. 25(3) form prescribed S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 38, rl. 3 form 38.3, sch. B
S. 26(1) restricted 9/1999, ss. 10, 14 (2)
S. 26(2) repealed 33/2005, s.1 (a)
S. 27 substituted 29/2019, ss. 17, 40(3)
S. 29 fee prescribed S.I. No. 429 of 2000, regs. 4, 7
  S.I. No. 19 of 1990, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 196 of 1984, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 416 of 1981, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 201 of 1981, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 167 of 1980, reg. 4(1)(a)
  S.I. No. 11 of 1979, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 337 of 1977, art. 4
  S.I. No. 199 of 1976, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 88 of 1976, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 256 of 1973, reg. 4
S. 29(3) substituted 32/2013, s. 24(a)(i)
S. 29(3) fee prescribed S.I. No. 155 of 2009, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 561 of 2008, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 240 of 2007, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 122 of 2006, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 196 of 2005, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 151 of 1996, reg. 4(a), 7
S. 29(4) fee prescribed S.I. No. 155 of 2009, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 561 of 2008, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 240 of 2007, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 122 of 2006, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 196 of 2005, reg. 4
  S.I. No. 151 of 1996, regs. 4(b), 7
S. 29(4) fee prescribed S.I. No. 196 of 2005, regs. 3, 4
S. 29(4) substituted 32/2013, s. 24(a)(ii)
S. 29(5)(a) trans. of functns. under. S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 30 amended 29/2019, ss. 18, 40(3)
S. 31(1) amended 29/2019, ss. 19(a), 40(3)
S. 31(2) amended 29/2019, ss. 19(b), 40(3)
S. 32 amended 29/2019, ss. 20, 40(3)
S. 33 substituted 29/2019, ss. 21, 40(3)
S. 33A inserted 29/2019, ss. 21, 40(3)
S. 33B inserted 29/2019, ss. 21, 40(3)
S. 33C inserted 29/2019, ss. 21, 40(3)
S. 33D inserted 29/2019, ss. 21, 40(3)
S. 33E inserted 29/2019, ss. 21, 40(3)
S. 35(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 36 amended 29/2019, ss. 22, 40(3)
S. 36  substituted 33/2005, s.1 (b) 
S. 37 substituted 33/2005, s.1 (c)
S. 37(1) amended 29/2019, ss. 23(a), 40(3)
S. 37(2) amended 29/2019, ss. 23(b), 40(3)
S. 37(2A) inserted 29/2019, ss. 23(c), 40(3)
S. 37(2B) inserted 29/2019, ss. 23(c), 40(3)
S. 38 substituted 29/2019, ss. 24, 40(3)
S. 38A inserted 29/2019, ss. 25, 40(3)
S. 40(1)(d) deleted 29/2019, ss. 26(a), 40(3)
S. 40(3) amended 29/2019, ss. 26(b), 40(3)
S. 42 repealed 4/1976, s.4, sch. 2
S. 43 amended 29/2019, ss. 27, 40(3)
S. 46(3) amended 29/2019, ss. 28(1)(a), 28(2), 40(3)
S. 46(4) amended 29/2019, ss. 28(1)(b), 28(2) 40(3)
S. 47(1A) inserted 29/2019, ss. 29, 40(3)
S. 49A inserted 29/2019, ss. 30, 40(3)
S. 50 repealed 3/2004, ss. 1 (2), 4, 5, sch. 2
S. 51 repealed 3/2004, ss. 1 (2), 4, 5, sch. 2
S. 52 repealed 29/2019, ss. 39(d), 40(3)
S. 52 constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 53A inserted 29/2019, ss. 31, 40(3)
S. 54 substituted 29/2019, ss. 32, 40(3)
S. 57 fees and expenses prescribed S.I. No. 155 of 2009, reg. 5 & sch.
  S.I. No. 561 of 2008, reg. 5 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 240 of 2007, reg. 5 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 122 of 2006, reg. 5 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 196 of 2005, reg. 5 & schs. 1 & 2
  S.I. No. 429 of 2000, regs. 5, 7 & schedule
  S.I. No. 151 of 1996, regs. 5, 7, Sch.
  S.I. No. 19 of 1990, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 196 of 1984, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 416 of 1981, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 201 of 1981, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 167 of 1980, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 11 of 1979, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 337 of 1977, art. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 199 of 1976, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 88 of 1976, reg. 5, schedule
  S.I. No. 256 of 1973, reg. 5, schedule
S. 58(1) amended 29/2019, ss. 33(a), 40(3)
S. 58(2) substituted 29/2019, ss. 33(b), 40(3)
S. 58(3) amended 29/2019, ss. 33(c), 40(3)
S. 58(4) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 59 repealed 4/1976, s.4, sch. 2
S. 60 inserted 32/2013, s. 24(b)
S. 60(5)(b) amended 29/2019, ss. 34(a)(i), 40(3)
S. 60(5)(c) amended 29/2019, ss. 34(a)(ii), 40(3)
S. 60(5)(f) amended 29/2019, ss. 34(a)(iii), 40(3)
S. 60(5)(g) amended 29/2019, ss. 34(a)(iv), 40(3)
S. 60(5)(ga) inserted 29/2019, ss. 34(a)(iv), 40(3)
S. 60(7) amended 29/2019, ss. 34(b), 40(3)
S. 61 inserted 29/2019, ss. 35, 40(3)
S. 62 inserted 29/2019, ss. 36, 40(3)
Sch. designated as First Schedule 29/2019, ss. 38, 40(3)
Sch. 2 inserted 29/2019, ss. 38, 40(3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3(1) Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 155 of 2009)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 561 of 2008)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2007)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 122 of 2006)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 196 of 2005)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 429 of 2000)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 151 of 1996)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 19 of 1990)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 196 of 1984)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) (No. 2) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 416 of 1981)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 201 of 1981)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) (No. 2) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 381 of 1980)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 167 of 1980)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) (No. 2) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 72 of 1979)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 11 of 1979)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 337 of 1977)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) (No. 2) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 199 of 1976)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 88 of 1976)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 256 of 1973)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 196 of 1970)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1965 (S.I. No. 32 of 1965)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 145 of 1963)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Particulars For Registration of Death) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 95 of 1962)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Forms) Regulations 1962 (S.I. 94 of 1962)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1962 (S.I. No. 92 of 1962)
S. 20(2) Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 155 of 2009)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 561 of 2008)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2007)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 122 of 2006)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 196 of 2005)
S. 24(2) Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 155 of 2009)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 561 of 2008)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2007)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 122 of 2006)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 196 of 2005)
S. 29 Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 151 of 1996)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 19 of 1990)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 196 of 1984)
S. 29(3) Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 155 of 2009)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 561 of 2008)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2007)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 122 of 2006)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 196 of 2005)
S. 29(4) Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 155 of 2009)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 561 of 2008)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2007)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 122 of 2006)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 196 of 2005)
S. 33D(10) Rules of the Superior Courts (Coroners) 2020 (S.I. No. 43 of 2020)
S. 57 Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 155 of 2009)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 561 of 2008)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2007)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 122 of 2006)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 196 of 2005)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 429 of 2000)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 151 of 1996)
  Coroners Act 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 19 of 1990)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 196 of 1984)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) (No. 2) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 416 of 1981)
  Coroners Act, 1962 (Fees and Expenses) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 201 of 1981)
S. 62(6) Rules of the Superior Courts (Coroners) 2020 (S.I. No. 43 of 2020)