Murdoch's Term of the Week: Prorogation


The bringing of a session of parliament to an end by the exercise of the royal prerogative: Prorogation Act 1867 repealed by the Electoral Act 1963. In the early years of the Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann) there was a requirement for both houses of the Oireachtas to assemble and sit, whenever the Reserve had been ordered to be called out on permanent service, if at the time the houses had stood adjourned or prorogued: Defence Forces (Temporary Provs) Act 1923 s.222. See now DISSOLUTION.

For prorogation of jurisdiction, whereby parties agree that a particular court of a member State is to have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes in connection with a particular legal relationship, see the Brussels I Regulation on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters: SI No 52 of 2002, arts.23-24. See EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION.


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