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Act of Union (Ireland) 1800

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Article Eighth.U.K.

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C1Functions of Court of Admiralty in Ireland now exercisable by Queen's Bench Division of High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland: Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Ireland) 1877 (c. 57), s. 9, Supreme Court of Judicature (Ireland) (No. 2) Act 1897 (c. 66), s. 6, Government of Ireland Act 1920 (c. 67), s. 41, S.R. & O.) 1921/1802 (Rev. XVI, p. 954: 1921, p. 1332), arts. 2, 7 and S.R. & O. 1921/1804 (Rev. XVI, p. 967: 1921, p. 422), art. 5

C2Functions of His Majesty's Delegates in Court of Chancery in Ireland now exercisable by Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland: Court of Admiralty (Ireland) Act 1867 (c. 114), s. 92, Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Ireland) 1877 (c. 57), s. 23, Government of Ireland Act 1920 (c. 67), s. 41, S.R. & O. 1921/1802 (Rev. XVI, p. 954: 1921, p. 1332), art. 3 and S.R. & O. 1921/1804 (Rev. XVI, p. 967: 1921, p. 422), art. 5

All civil and ecclesiastical laws and courts shall remain as now established, subject to future alterations; court of admiralty in Ireland, with appeal to chancery in Ireland; all contrary laws repealed.U.K.

That it be the eighth article of union, that all laws in force at the time of the union, and all the courts of civil and ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the respective kingdoms, shall remain as now by law established within the same, subject only to such alterations and regulations from time to time as circumstances may appear to the parliament of the united kingdom to require; . . . F1 provided that from and after the union there shall remain in Ireland an instance court of admiralty for the determination of causes civil and maritime only; and that the appeal from sentences of the said court shall be to his Majesty’s delegates in his court of chancery in Ireland; and that all laws at present in force in either kingdom, which shall be contrary to any of the provisions which may be enacted by any act for carrying these articles into effect, be from and after the union repealed.

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