Coroners Act 1962

Prescribing of forms of oaths, etc., in respect of inquests.


56.(1) The following forms may be prescribed in respect of inquests, namely, the form of—

(a) oath to be taken by jurors and to be taken by witnesses,

(b) summons to be served on jurors and to be served on witnesses,

(c) deposition, and

(d) record of verdict

(2) Until forms have been prescribed under this section, the forms of oaths, summonses, depositions and inquisitions in use in respect of inquests immediately before the commencement of this Act may continue to be used and may, where necessary, be modified so as to conform with the provisions of this Act.


Modifications (not altering text):


Application of subss. (1)(b), (2) restricted (22.07.2022) by Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (19/2022), s. 50(2)-(3), S.I. No. 370 of 2022.

Application of Act of 1962 and Act of 1976

50. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Part is without prejudice to the application of the Act of 1962 to a Stardust inquest.

(2) In the case of a Stardust inquest, the reference to “in accordance with the provisions of this Act” in section 24 of the Act of 1962 shall be read as a reference to “in accordance with the provisions of this Act and Part 8 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022”.

(3) The following provisions of the Act of 1962 shall not apply in respect of a Stardust inquest:

(a) section 36, insofar as that section relates to jurors;

(b) section 37(1);

(c) section 39;

(d) section 40;

(e) section 43;

(f) section 44;

(g) subsections (1) (b) and (2) of section 56, insofar as they relate to jurors;