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Name: Criminal Procedure Act 2010 (No. 27 of 2010).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2010-07-20
Entry into force:
ISN: IRL-2010-L-85926
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Irish Statute Book, Ireland PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-02-03)
Abstract/Citation: An act to amend and extend the Criminal Justice Act 1993; to amend criminal law and procedure in other respects, including making provision for exceptions to the rule against double jeopardy so as to enable the court of criminal appeal to hear and determine applications brought in certain circumstances by the Director of Public Prosecutions to quash certain acquittals and to have persons who are the subject of those applications re-tried, and to provide for an appeal to the supreme court on a point of law from a determination of the court of criminal appeal in respect of such applications; to extend the powers of the Garda Síochána in relation to the investigation of certain offences; to extend the circumstances in which the director of public prosecutions or the attorney general, as may be appropriate, may take an appeal in criminal proceedings; to amend the Criminal Justice (Evidence) Act 1924 and to amend and extend the law relating to evidence in other respects; to amend the Criminal Justice Act 1994, the Courts Act 1991, the Criminal Procedure Act 1967, the Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) Act 1962, the Criminal Justice Act 1951, the Offences Against The State Act 1939 and the Courts Of Justice Act 1924; and to provide for related matters.
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