Attorney General v Simpson

JurisdictionIreland
Judgment Date09 December 1959
Date09 December 1959
CourtHigh Court
(D.C.)
Attorney-General
and
Simpson

Mens Rea - Necessity to establish intent to deprave and corrupt.

Upon a prosecution charging an accused with showing "For gain an indecent and profane performance"to justify a committal for trial, there must be evidence of the accused's intent by the performance to deprave and corrupt those viewing the performance whose minds are open to such immoral influences.

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  • Seamus McLaughlin v Aviva Insurance
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 15 November 2011
    ...1991/7/1580 DUNCAN v CAMMELL LAIRD & CO LTD & ORS 1941 1 KB 640 1941 1 AER 437 WALSH v PETERS 1993 11 ILT 182 1998/33/13016 AG v SIMPSON 1959 IR 105 DILLON v DUNNES STORES (GEORGES STREET) LTD & ORS 1966 IR 397 DILLON v O'BRIEN & DAVIS 1887 20 LRI 300 DUNNE v DPP 2002 2 IR 305 2002 2 ILR......
  • Breathnach v Ireland (No. 3)
    • Ireland
    • High Court
    • 1 January 1993
    ...acting in the course of their duty. Murphyv. Dublin CorporationIR [1972] I.R. 277 considered; Attorney General v. Simpson (No. 2)IR[1959] I.R. 105 not followed; Director of Public Prosecutions (Hanley) v. HollyDLRM [1984] ILRM 149 applied. 3. That the grounds stated in support of the claim ......
  • O'Leary and Others v Minister for Industry and Commerce and Others
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 4 October 1966
    ...statement must be taken to be conclusive on the matter. Duncanv. Cammell, Laird & Co.ELR [1942] A.C. 624. Attorney-General v. SimpsonIR [1959] I.R. 105 applied. 2. That the general reference by the second-named defendant to the documents in question was sufficient. The plaintiffs appealed t......
  • Ambiorix Ltd v Minister for the Environment (No. 1)
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 1 January 1992
    ...Industry and Commerce [1990] 1 I.R. 55. Air Canada v. Secretary of State for Trade [1983] 1 All E.R. 910. Attorney General v. Simpson [1959] I.R. 105. Australian National Airlines Commission v. Commonwealth of Australia(1975) 132 C.L.R. 581. Burmah Oil v. The Bank of England [1980] A.C. 109......
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1 books & journal articles
  • Privilege and Police Communications
    • United Kingdom
    • Sage Journal of Criminal Law, The No. 25-1, January 1961
    • 1 January 1961
    ...CommunicationsBYPROFESSORJ.A.COUTTS,Deanofthe FacultyofLaw, UniversityofBristolTWO recent cases, one in Eire, A.G. v. Simpson (1959, I.R.105), and one in England, Austen v. Rayner (1960, 1AllE.R. 692; 2 W.L.R. 562) showthatin certain points of detailthepractice ofthetwo countries inthematte......

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