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Court of Appeal Law Terms

Dates for sittings in 2019:

Hilary

Easter

Trinity

Michaelmas

11 January - 12 April

29 April - 6 June

19 June - 31 July

7 October - 20 December

Dates for sittings in 2020:

Hilary

Easter

Trinity

Michaelmas

13 January - 3 April

20 April - 28 May

10 June - 31 July

5 October - 21 December

Dates for sittings in 2021:

Hilary

Easter

Trinity

Michaelmas

11 January - 26 March

12 April - 20 May

2 June - 31 July

4 October - 21 December

Court of Appeal (Civil) - Notice - Additional Sittings

Court of Appeal (Civil) - Notice - Additional Sittings

With the recent nomination of new judges to the Court of Appeal additional time has now become available in 2020 for the hearing of appeals.  Therefore parties in cases who have been allocated hearing dates in 2021 and who are interested in being allocated a hearing date in 2020 may apply to the judge taking the Directions List on any Friday in term for the allocation of an earlier hearing date. Notice of any such intended application must be given to the Registrar (via email to courtofappealcivil@courts.ie) and to any other party to the appeal by close of business on the preceding Tuesday. It should be noted that there is no Directions List this term on Friday the 8th and 15th November 2019 or on Friday the 13th December 2019. 

G. Manners

Registrar of the Court of Appeal

17th October 2019

The sittings of the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the sittings in Dublin of the High Court shall be four in every year, viz.: the Michaelmas sittings, the Hilary sittings, the Easter sittings and the Trinity sittings.  The Michaelmas sittings shall begin on the first Monday in October and end on the 21st December; the Hilary sittings shall begin on the 11th January and end on the Friday of the week preceding the Easter vacation; the Easter sittings shall begin on the Monday of the week following the Easter vacation and end on the Thursday preceding Whit Sunday; and the Trinity sittings shall begin on the Wednesday of the week following Whitsun week and end on the 31st July, provided that, if the 11th January shall be a Saturday or Sunday, the Hilary sittings shall begin on the following Monday.

Order 118 Rules of the Superior Courts