Amendment to Order 13
S.I. No. 41 of 2008: District Court (Criminal Justice Act 2007) Rules 2008
1. These rules may be cited as the District Court (Criminal Justice Act 2007) Rules 2008.
2. These rules shall come into operation on the 19 day of March 2008 and shall be read together with all other District Court Rules for the time being in force.
3. Order 13 of the District Court Rules 1997 (S.I. No. 93 of 1997) shall be amended by the substitution for rule 1 of the following:
“1. Criminal proceedings shall be brought, heard and determined—
(a) in the court area wherein the offence charged or, if more than one offence is stated to have been committed within a Judge’s district, any one of such offences is stated to have been committed; or
(b) in criminal cases where no offence has been charged, in the court area wherein the offence is stated to have been committed; or
(c) in the court area wherein the accused has been arrested; or
(d) in the court area wherein the accused resides; or
(e) in the court area specified by order made pursuant to the provisions of section 15 of the Courts Act 1971; or
(f) in a case to which section 79A(1) of the Courts of Justice Act 1924 (inserted by section 178 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006) applies, in any court area within any of the districts referred to in that subsection, or
(g) in the case of proceedings under any provision of the Companies Acts referred to in section 240A of the Companies Act 1963 against a company or an officer of a company, in the court area in which the registered office of the company is situated or in any other court area permitted by that section.”
12. The Forms 17.10, Schedule B and 101.4, 101.5 and 101.6 in Schedule D of the District Court Rules 1997 (S.I. No. 93 of 1997) are hereby deleted.