Bail Act 1997

Interpretation.

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1. (1) In this Act, except when the context otherwise requires—

the Act of 1967” means the Criminal Procedure Act, 1967;

F1 [ authorised person means a person who is appointed in writing by the Minister, or a person who is one of a prescribed class of persons, to be an authorised person for the purposes of sections 6B and 6C; ]

court” means any court exercising criminal jurisdiction but does not include court martial;

criminal record”, in relation to a person, means a record of the previous convictions of the person for offences (if any);

F1 [ Minister means Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform; ]

F1 [ prescribed means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister; ]

serious offence” means an offence specified in the Schedule for which a person of full capacity and not previously convicted may be punished by a term of imprisonment for a term of 5 years or by a more severe penalty.

(2) In this Act—

( a) a reference to a section is a reference to a section of this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

( b) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended,

( c) a reference to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment.

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Inserted (18.05.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2007 (29/2007), s. 5, S.I. No. 236 of 2007.