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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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LXXXVIITreble Costs if nonsuited.

And be it further enacted, That in case the Plaintiff or Informer, in any Action or Information given by this Act, shall discontinue, or be nonsuited, a Judgment shall be given against him, the Defendant shall recover Treble Costs : Provided always, that every Action, Information, Indictment, or Prosecution, grounded upon this Act, be commenced within One Year after the Offence shall be committed ; and provided also, that in any Action or Suit brought against any Person or Persons, for any thing done in pursuance of this Act, or in relation to the Matters therein contained, the Defendant or Defendants shall or may, at his or their Election, plead specially or the General Issue, and give this Act and the special Matter in Evidence at any Trial, and that the same was done in pursuance and under the Authority of this Act; and in case the Jury shall find a Verdict for the Defendant or Defendants, or if the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs shall be nonsuited, or discontinue his, her, or their Action or Suit, after the Defendant or Defendants shall have appeared, or upon any Demurrer, Judgment shall be given against the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, then and in every such Case the Defendant or Defendants shall recover Double Costs, and have such Remedy for recovering the same as any Defendants hath or have in other Cases by Law.

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