Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cases Stated, Orders of Certiorari and Mandamus.

1.

asked the Taoiseach in respect of each of the years 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960 and to date in the current year the number of cases in which (a) cases stated to the High Court and Supreme Court, (b) orders of certiorari, and (c) orders of mandamus have been sought by or on the advice of the Attorney General, a Minister of State or a Garda authority, stating the number of cases in which the order sought has been granted in respect of each such application in each year.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, Sir, to circulate it in the Official Report.

The following is the statement:—

CASES stated to the High Court and to the Supreme Court and orders of certiorari and of mandamus sought by, or on the advice of, the Attorney General, a Minister of State or a Garda authority.

Cases stated to the High Court

Cases stated to the Supreme Court

Orders of Certiorari

Orders of Mandamus

Sought

Granted

Sought

Granted

Sought

Granted

Sought

Granted

1957

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1958

8

7

1959

10

8

1

1

4

3

4

3

1960

8

8

27

27

1961

3

1*

1

1

1

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(to date)

*One case is still awaiting judgment in each of these categories.