Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898

Transfer to county council of business of grand jury and county at large presentment sessions.

4.(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, there shall be transferred to the council of each county all the business of the grand jury not excepted by this section, and all the business of the county at large presentment sessions; and the county council for the purpose of such business shall, save that any fiat or other sanction of a judge shall not be required, have the powers and duties of the grand jury and the said presentment sessions in connexion with the said business, and also such further powers and duties as are conferred on them by or in pursuance of this Act, or as may be necessary for conducting, as an administrative body, the business hereby transferred.

(2) Nothing in this Act shall transfer to a county council or a member thereof—

(a) any business relating to bills of indictment or any business of the grand jury at common law relating to crime; or

(b) any business by this Act transferred to the county court; or

(c) any power to appoint a visiting committee for a prison.