Order 66

Gaming and lotteries

Definition

1. In this Order "the Act" means the Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956 (No. 2 of 1956), as amended.
 

Venue — Certificate for Gaming Licence

2. (1) An application for the grant of a certificate authorising the issue of a licence permitting gaming at an amusement hall or funfair pursuant to section 15 (1) of the Act may be made at any sitting of the Court for the court area in which the premises sought to be licensed are situate.
 

Form of Notice

(2) Such application shall be preceded by the issue and service of a notice in the appropriate form (Form 66.1, Schedule C) signed by the applicant or solicitor for the applicant.
 

Service of notice

(3) Such notice shall be served upon the Superintendent of the Garda Síochána for the locality and upon the Local Authority within whose administrative area the premises are situate at least twenty eight days before the date of hearing of the application.

 

Newspaper notice


(4) The applicant shall also cause a notice of the intended application to be published at least fourteen days before such date of hearing in a newspaper circulating in the locality.

(5) The provisions of section 24 of the Fire Services Act, 1981 shall apply to such application.
 

Lodgment of notice, etc.

(6) The original of the notice of application, together with a statutory declaration as to service thereof and a copy of the newspaper, shall be lodged with the Clerk at least seven days before the date of hearing.
 

Order of Court

(7) Where the application is granted the certificate shall be in accordance with Form 66.2, Schedule C.
 

Venue — Application for Lottery Licence

3. (1) An application for the grant of a licence for the promotion of a lottery pursuant to section 28 of the Act may be made at any sitting of the Court for the court area in which the lottery is to be organised.
 

Form of notice

(2) Such application shall be preceded by the issue and service of a notice in the appropriate form (Form 66.3, Schedule C) signed by the applicant or solicitor for the applicant.
 

Service and lodgment of notice

(3) Such notice shall be served upon the Superintendent of the Garda Síochána for the district in which the lottery is to be organised at least twenty-eight days before the date of hearing of the application. When service has been effected the original of the notice, together with a statutory declaration as to service thereof, shall be lodged with the Clerk at least seven days before the said date of hearing.
 

Order of Court

(4) Where the application is granted the licence shall be in accordance with Form 66.4, Schedule C.
 

Venue Appeal against refusal to grant permit

4. (1) An appeal from the refusal of a Superintendent of the Garda Síochána to grant a permit for the promotion of a lottery pursuant to section 27 of the Act may be brought at any sitting of the Court for the court area wherein the appellant resides.
 

Notice of appeal

(2) Such appeal shall be preceded by the issue and service of a notice in the appropriate form (Form 66.5, Schedule C) signed by the appellant or solicitor for the appellant.
 

Service and lodgment of notice

(3) Such notice shall be served upon the Superintendent of the Garda Síochána concerned at least seven days before the date of the sitting of the Court at which the appeal is to be heard. When service has been effected the original of the notice, together with a statutory declaration as to service thereof, shall be lodged with the Clerk at least four days before the date of the said sitting.

(4) The Superintendent shall lodge with the Clerk at least 48 hours before the sitting a copy of the application for the permit and a copy of the decision from which the appeal is being brought.
 

Order of Court

(5) The order of the Court hearing the appeal shall be in accordance with Form 66.6, Schedule C.


Application for search warrant
— venue

5. (1) An application for the issue of a search warrant under section 39 of the Act may be made at any sitting of the Court for the court district wherein the place or premises in respect of which the warrant is sought is situated.
 

— by sworn information

(2) Such application shall be made by the information on oath and in writing (in the Form 66.7, Schedule C) of a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Inspector.
 

Form of warrant

(3) Where the Court grants the application, a search warrant issued on foot of such information shall be in the Form 66.8, Schedule C.