Irish Law Updates

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Procedural Rules for the Irish Courts

Somebody asked me by e-mail where to find the procedural rules for the Irish Courts and here is my reply:

It depends on the court in question.
For Circuit Court, try checking the Circuit Court Rules as amended, published at
http://www.bailii.org/ie/legis/num_reg/toc-C.html
(Unfortunately these are not consolidated versions and the amendments only go up to 1998 -
you would need to check the print versions for subsequent amendments.)
See also
http://www.courts.ie/Home.nsf/LookupPageLink/Legal+Professionals+CCR


For High Court, try the Rules of the Superior Courts as amended
The main text is under 'T' for 'The' in the index -
http://193.120.124.98/ZZSI15Y1986.html

Amendments up to 1998 are listed at
http://www.bailii.org/ie/legis/num_reg/toc-R.html
See also
http://www.courts.ie/Home.nsf/LookupPageLink/Legal+Professionals+SCR



Having got as far as you can with these, you could then try contacting a Registrar / Court Clerk for the court in question. (Some contact details may be found at http://www.courts.ie )

The primary legislation governing the dispute in question may also say something about the issue, so watch out for that.