Coroners Act 1962

Prohibition of censure and exoneration.


31.(1) Neither the verdict nor any rider to the verdict at an inquest F53[, nor any findings made at an inquest,] shall contain a censure or exoneration of any person.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (1) of this section, F54[recommendations of a general character that are designed to prevent further fatalities or are considered necessary or desirable in the interests of public health or safety] may be appended to the verdict at any inquest.




Inserted (16.09.2019) by Coroners (Amendment) Act 2019 (29/2019), s.19(a), S.I. No. 448 of 2019.


Substituted (16.09.2019) by Coroners (Amendment) Act 2019 (29/2019), s. 19(b), S.I. No. 448 of 2019.