Criminal Injuries (Ireland) Act 1919

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1919 c. 14


Criminal Injuries (Ireland) Act, 1919,

(9 & 10 Geo. 5.) CHAPTER 14.

An Act to amend the enactments relative to compensation for Criminal Injuries in Ireland.

[16th April 1919]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Amendment of Criminal Injuries Acts.

1 Amendment of Criminal Injuries Acts.

(1) The provisions of the Criminal Injuries Acts with respect to the compensation of persons maimed and of the representatives of persons murdered in certain cases, shall, subject to the modifications made by this section, be extended so as to apply in any of the following cases, namely:—

(a ) Where a judge, magistrate, police constable, member of the naval, military, or air forces or the civil service of the Crown has been murdered, maimed, or maliciously injured in his person in the execution of his duty or on account of His being, acting or having acted as a judge, magistrate, police constable, or member of such forces or service:

(b ) Where any other person has been murdered, maimed, or maliciously injured in his person, and the murder, maiming or injury is a crime arising out of any combination of a seditious character or any unlawful association.

(2) An application for compensation in pursuance of this section may be made at any time within three months after the murder, maiming, or injury, or, where the murder, maiming, or injury occurred before the passing of this Act, within three months after the passing of this Act, and any preliminary notices required to be served by or in pursuance of the said Acts may be served at any time not later than seven days before the making of the application.

The application may be made in the case of murder by the personal representative or any of the next-of-kin of the deceased, in the case of maiming or injuring by the person maimed or injured, and in any case by the Attorney General for Ireland or any person authorised in that behalf by him, and any compensation awarded in the case of murder shall be paid or distributed to or amongst such person or persons in such manner, shares, or proportions as the county court judge or judge of assize determines.

The application may be made either as against the council of the county in which the murder, maiming, or injury occurred or, at the option of the...

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