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9 1962

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Number 9 of 1962.


CORONERS ACT, 1962.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Regulations.

4.

Expenses.

5.

Repeals.

PART II

Coroners and Coroners' Districts

6.

Coroners' districts.

7.

Amalgamation of districts.

8.

Office of coroner.

9.

Salary of coroner.

10.

Review of salary.

11.

Tenure of office of coroner.

12.

Place of residence of coroner.

13.

Deputy coroners.

14.

Restriction on appointment as coroner or deputy coroner.

15.

Removal from office of coroner and deputy coroner.

16.

First coroners under this Act.

PART III

Inquests

17.

General duty to hold inquest.

18.

Optional power to hold inquest and duty to notify coroner.

19.

Post-mortem examination in lieu of inquest.

20.

Provisions where coroner and deputy coroner are prevented from holding inquest.

21.

Inquest where several deaths arise from one occurrence.

22.

Inquest without exhuming body.

23.

Inquest where body destroyed or irrecoverable.

24.

Inquest on order of Attorney General.

25.

Adjournment of inquest where criminal proceedings are being considered or have been instituted.

26.

Summoning of witnesses.

27.

View of the body.

28.

Note of names, addresses of witnesses.

29.

Preservation of certain documents.

30.

Prohibition of consideration of civil and criminal liability.

31.

Prohibition of censure and exoneration.

32.

Record of verdict returned at an inquest.

33.

Post-mortem and special examinations.

34.

Holding of adjourned inquest by different coroner.

35.

Disqualification of certain coroners for holding certain inquests.

36.

Service of summons.

37.

Non-attendance of jurors and witnesses.

38.

Powers with respect to the taking of evidence, etc, at inquest.

PART IV

Juries at Inquests

39.

General power to sit with or without jury.

40.

Obligation on coroner to sit with jury in certain cases.

41.

Number of coroner's jury.

42.

Liability to serve on coroner's jury.

43.

Summoning of jury.

44.

Failure of jury to agree.

45.

Holding of adjourned inquest with different jury.

PART V

Miscellaneous

46.

Removal and custody of body pending inquest, etc.

47.

Exhumation.

48.

Removal of body outside the State.

49.

Inquest on treasure trove.

50.

Furnishing of particulars to registrars of births and deaths.

51.

Extension of power of coroner to authorise burial.

52.

Provisions governing post-mortem examination caused to be made by coroner.

53.

Prohibition on certain coroners from acting in certain proceedings.

54.

Supply of forms to coroner.

55.

Returns to be made by coroner.

56.

Prescribing of forms of oaths, etc, in respect of inquests.

57.

Prescribing of certain fees and expenses.

58.

Certification and payment of certain sums.

59.

Amendment of Juries Act, 1927.

SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed


Acts Referred to

Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926

1926, No. 39

Public Offices (Fees) Act, 1879

1879, c. 58

Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act, 1926

1926, No. 39

Deaths Registration Act (Ireland), 1880

1880, c. 13

Juries Act, 1927

1927, No. 23

Health Act, 1947

1947, No. 28

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Number 9 of 1962.


CORONERS ACT, 1962.


AN ACT TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE THE LAW RELATING TO CORONERS AND TO CORONERS' INQUESTS. [11th April, 1962.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—