Bail Act 1997
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.
Inserted (18.05.2007) by Criminal Justice Act 2007 (29/2007), s. 5, S.I. No. 236 of 2007.