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Amendment to: Order 18
S.I. No. 33 of 2010: District Court (Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009) Rules 2010


1. These rules may be cited as the District Court (Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009) Rules 2010.

2. These rules shall come into operation on the 1st day of March 2010 and shall be construed together with all other District Court Rules 1997 to 2010.

3. The District Court Rules 1997 (S.I. No. 93 of 1997) are amended:

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      (v) by the substitution for rule 2 of Order 18 of the following rule:

        Ҡ2. A person charged with any of the following offences shall not be admitted to bail except by order of the High Court:
            (a) treason,

            (b) an offence under section 2 and 3 of the Treason Act 1939,

            (c) an offence under section 6, 7 and 8 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939,

            (d) a grave breach such as is referred to in section 3(1)(i) of the Geneva Conventions Acts 1962,

            (e) an offence under section 9 of the Official Secrets Act 1963 or an offence under Part II of that Act committed in a manner prejudicial to the safety or preservation of the State,

            (f) murder, attempt to murder, conspiracy to murder or piracy, including an accessory before or after the fact,

            (g) an offence under section 3, as amended, of the Geneva Conventions Act 1962 or an offence under section 7 or 8 of the International Criminal Court Act 2006,

            (h) an offence under the Criminal Justice (United Nations Convention against Torture) Act 2000,

            (i) the offence of murder under section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Safety of United Nations Workers) Act, 2000, or an attempt or conspiracy to commit that offence,

            (j) the offence of killing or attempted killing under paragraph (h)or (j) of section 2(1) of the Maritime Security Act 2004,

            (k) the offence of murder under section 6 or 11 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005 or an attempt to commit such offence,

            (l) an offence under section 71, 71A, 72 or 73 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006.”;

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