Magistrates' Court

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Magistrates' Court

the lowest level of criminal court in England and Wales which has some civil jurisdiction in family and licensing matters.
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The licence will be deposited with the Clerk of the Petty Sessions before or at the hearing of the application.
Lady Mostyn's name comes up in the Petty Sessions records on a number of occasions as the plaintiff tiff in cases where people had trespassed on her land or poached animals from her lands, as in a case of 1883.
The original Petty Sessions records are held at the National Archives of Ireland were scanned by Family Search and have now been transcribed and made fully searchable by findmypast.
In 1971 Crown Courts replaced the Quarter sessions and Magistrates' Courts replaced the Petty Sessions.
This is where most of the disturbances occasioned by the Act occurred, and this is also where the justices sought to achieve strength in numbers by sitting together in petty sessions, as is illustrated in Figure 4.
FORM 1 REGISTRATION OF CLUBS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996 (ARTICLES 7 AND SCHEDULE 3 PARAS 3 AND 4) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF A CLUB PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT OF NORTH DOWN COUNTY COURT DIVISION OF ARDS TAKE NOTICE THAT I KENNETH SHARP c/o Ballyholme Yacht Club, SeacliffRoad, Bangor, Co Down BT20 5HT as Secretary of Ballyholme Yacht Club having its premises at SeacliffRoad, Bangor, in the County of Down intend to apply to the Magistrates' Court sitting at Regent Street, Newtownards on 16th March 2018 at 10:30 a.
In 1883 the Petty Sessions Chairman in Limerick complained that "The women are the cause of all the disturbances.
NORTH EASTERN ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIVISION PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT OF BELFAST
REGISTRATION OF CLUBS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996 (ARTICLE 7 AND SCHEDULE 3 PARAS 3 AND 4) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF A CLUB PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT OF BELFAST AND NEWTOWNABBEY COUNTY COURT DIVISION OF BELFAST TAKE NOTICE that I, Paul McCarthy of 4 Iveagh Street, Belfast as Secretary of Grosvenor Homing Pigeon Society & Social Club having its premises at 4 Iveagh Street, Belfast, BT12 6AU intends to apply to the Magistrates' Court sitting at Laganside Courts, 45 Oxford Street, Belfast on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 10.
COUNTY COURT SOUTH EASTERN DIVISION PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT OF ARDS
PETTY SESSIONS OF NORTHERN IRELAND SITTING AT BELFAST
REGISTRATION OF CLUBS (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1996 (ARTICLE 7, SCHEDULE 3, PARAS, 3 & 4) NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF A CLUB PETTY SESSIONS DISTRICT OF NEWRY AND MOURNE COUNTY COURT DIVISION OF ARMAGH AND SOUTH DOWN TAKE NOTICE that I, JIM BURNS as Secretary of Carrickcruppen St Patrick's GAA Club having its registered office situate at Lowes Lane, Camlough Road, Newry, Co Down BT35 7JS intend to apply to the Magistrate's Court sitting at Newry Courthouse, 23 New Street, Newry, Co Down BT35 6JD on Friday 9 March 2018 at 10.