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Parliamentary Elections (Ireland) Act 1823

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XVIIPenalty on Mayor, &c. for Neglect of Duty, 100l.

And be it further enacted, That if the Mayor or other Chief Magistrate of any County of a City or County of a Town shall neglect or wilfully omit to hold any such Session by himself, or by his sufficient Deputy, in Manner and Form as herein-before directed' upon being required so to do by any Freeholder of any County of a City or County of a Town ; or if any Mayor or other Chief Magistrate, or the Justices, Recorder, or Deputy Recorder, presiding at any Sessions of the Peace to be held for any County of a City or County of a Town, shall omit or neglect, or wilfully refuse to register the Freehold of any Person duly qualified, who shall present himself for that Purpose to such Mayor or other Chief Magistrate, Justices, Recorder, or Deputy Recorder, such Mayor or other Chief Magistrate, Justices, Recorder, or Deputy Recorder so offending, shall forfeit the Sum of One hundred Pounds for each and every such Neglect of Duty; and that if the Clerk of the Peace for any County of a City or County of a Town, shall neglect or omit to attend at any such Sessions of the Peace as aforesaid, upon due Notice being given to him of the holding of the same, by any Freeholder of such County of a City or County of a Town, or shall neglect or omit to do all or any of the Acts hereby required to be done by him for the Registry of Free, holders, such Clerk of the Peace shall for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds; such Penalties to be recovered by Information in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record in Dublin, One Moiety whereof shall be payable to our Lord the King, and the other Moiety to him who shall sue for and recover the same.

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