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Hours of business:
Opening hours for personal callers are regulated by Order 118 of Rules of the Superior Courts as follows:
Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 16.30
Christmas Eve: 10.00 - 13.00
Closed: 'Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Day and the 7 next following days, St. Patrick's Day, Good Friday and Monday and Tuesday of Easter Week and the days duly appointed to be observed as public holidays in public offices.' Order 118 Rules of the Superior Courts
About the Central Office of the High Court:
You can commence your case or file documents in the Central Office of the High Court in person or by post.
Calling in to the Central Office:
When you arrive at the office you should take a ticket and wait to be called.
- If you are filing documents in one case or have a query please take a One Item Ticket
- If you are filing documents in 1-5 cases, please take an Express Ticket
- If you are filing documents in 6-10 cases, please take a Standard Ticket
The office deals with all High Court business and the queue can be long so you should allow time for this.
The Central Office will no longer accept letters of authority, provided by parties, authorising a person to view a file, to file documents or to collect documents.
Litigants attending should be in a position to provide proof of identity if requested.
Additional contact details:
Registrar, Judgments Section: Mary Murphy
Judgments Monetary: tel. +353 1 888 6507 / 6864 / 6446
Judgments (written): tel + 353 1 888 6510
Deed Poll / General Power of Attorney: tel + 353 1 888 6512
The service for deed poll personal callers to the Central Office of the High Court is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 - 12.30
High Court written judgments: HighCourtJudgments@courts.ie
Hague Convention: HagueConvention@courts.ie
European Order for Payment: EuropeanOrderForPayment@courts.ie
Redress payment enquiries: HighCourtRedress@courts.ie
Minor payments: HighCourtMinorsPayments@courts.ie
Requests for copy orders: HighCourtBespeaks@courts.ie
This service should only be used when an order has already been perfected (link will bring you to the High Court Search).
Attested High Court Orders: HighCourtAttestedOrders@courts.ie
Daily file retrieval requests: HighCourtFileRetrieval@courts.ie
To contact the Registrar who was in court for your case;
- Look up your case on High Court Search. In the 'Order Details' view, the initials of the registrar will appear under the heading ‘Registrar’.
- Send an email for the attention of the registrar to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the initials of the relevant registrar in the subject line. Do not enter any other text in the subject line.
- Your specific query or request can be added into the body of the email.
Other information: Master of the High Court Mr. Edmund Honohan, S.C.
Contacting High Court Judges
Judges are impartial in the conduct of their functions, which are administered in public. They do not enter into correspondence with parties or anyone else regarding cases before the courts. It is not appropriate to write to them or to speak to them privately.
The only means of addressing a judge about an issue in a case is in open court at a hearing by the legal representative of a party or the party themselves (where self-represented).
Urgent matters on non-sitting days
During the court vacations and at weekends and public holidays the High Court does not generally schedule sittings.
If you have an urgent matter on days when the court is not sitting, you should contact the Four Courts on (01) 8886000. You will be referred to the Duty Registrar who will make arrangements to communicate with a Judge and liaise with you for urgent applications, if appropriate.
Media enquiries should be directed to Curran Communications Limited. Contact Gerry Curran at 01-8886469 or email@example.com