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Administration of Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1954

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1Interpretation of Part 1.N.I.

In this Part of this Act:—

  • “council” means the council of a county;

  • “county” includes a county borough;

  • “courthouse” means any premises, other than a courtroom, the whole or any part of which is used as courthouse accommodation, and includes any part of such premises which a council is permitted, pursuant to sub-section (3) of section seventy-two of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 [1898 c.37] , to use for the purpose of the execution of their duties, together with all buildings, houses, out-offices, edifices, fixtures, fittings, yards, gardens, ways, paths, passages, fences, lights, watercourses, easements, profits, liberties, amenities, privileges, advantages, hereditaments, appurtenances and rights whatsoever belonging or in anywise appertaining to those premises or any part thereof or usually held, used, occupied or enjoyed in connection therewith;

  • “courthouse accommodation” means accommodation used—


    wholly or partly for or in connection with the sittings of any court of justice (including retiring rooms for the presiding judge or magistrate, retiring or refreshment rooms for …F1 jurors, members of the legal profession, litigants and witnesses and places for the temporary detention of prisoners); or


    by any officer of any such court; or


    for or in connection with the transaction of any business by law assigned to or usually transacted in or by any office or officer of any such court, or by law assigned to any under-sheriff, both during the sitting of such court and at all other times, whether such business is court business or not;

    together with all fixtures, fittings and furniture contained in, or usually held, used, occupied or enjoyed in connection with such accommodation;

  • “courtroom” means any room or premises rented to a council, pursuant to section seventy-seven of the Grand Jury (Ireland) Act, 1836 [1836 c.116] , or section eight of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851 [1851 c.93] , as from time to time in force, for the holding of petty sessions;

  • “maintenance and equipment” includes the provision and repair of all necessary fixtures, fittings and furniture, the supply of heating and lighting, and the provision of all necessary services, including cleaning.

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