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Access Access refers to the right of a child to maintain direct contact with the parent with whom the child does not reside
Accountant of the Courts of Justice Office dealing with funds lodged in court.
Annual Report Courts Service Annual Report
Appeal (Circuit Court to High Court) An appeal from the Circuit Court is made under Order 61 of the Rules of the Superior Courts. Part of High Court Procedures.
Application for Leave to Appeal (Supreme Court) Part of Supreme Court Procedures

 

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Bail A person enters a written bond committing to appear before the court to answer the charges made against them
Bankruptcy If you are unable to pay your debts, you can petition the court to adjudicate you a Bankrupt 

 

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Careers in the Court Service Information on careers in the Courts Service
Care Representatives An application for the appointment of a Care Representative should be made to the Circuit Court
Civil Bill Circuit Court civil proceedings are applied for in the form of a Civil Bill. Part of Circuit Court Procedures.
Circuit Court (About) Learn about the Circuit Court in our education section
Circuit Court Procedures (Civil) Information about procedures of the Circuit Court as relates to its civil jursidiction
Circuit Court Procedures (Criminal) Information about procedures of the Circuit Court as relates to its criminal jursidiction
Commercial Court The Commercial Court is a division of the High Court which deals solely with significant commercial cases

Commissioner for Oaths (Notaries Public)

Commissioners for Oaths are appointed by the Chief Justice sitting in open court. Applications are made by petition showing the residence and occupation of the petitioner, and his/her suitability to be appointed a commissioner for oaths.
Compulsory Purchase Order See Land Values Reference Committee
Court of Appeal (About) Learn about the Court of Appeal in our education section
Court of Appeal Procedures (Civil) Information about procedures of the Court of Appeal as relates to its civil jursidiction
Court of Appeal Procedures (Criminal) Information about procedures of the Court of Appeal as relates to its criminal jursidiction  
Custody Custody refers to the day-to-day care, residency and upbringing of children who are regarded as dependent children
Customer Service & Complaints All complaints will be dealt with promptly and in an objective and courteous manner

 

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Data Protection Data Protection is the means by which the privacy rights of individuals are safeguarded in relation to the collecting and processing of their personal data
Deed Poll A deed poll is most often used to declare an intention to change one’s name.
Determinations Determinations of the Supreme Court
District Court (About) Learn about the District Court in our education section  
District Court Procedures (Civil) Information about procedures of the District Court as relates to its civil jursidiction
District Court Procedures (Criminal) Information about procedures of the District Court as relates to its criminal jursidiction 
Divorce A decree of divorce dissolves a marriage and allows each party to remarry
Domestic Abuse/Violence Domestic abuse is violence or other forms of abuse by one person against another person that they are, or were, in an intimate relationship with
Drug Treatment Court The Drug Treatment Court (DTC) is a District Court that provides supervised treatment, education and rehabilitation for offenders with problem drug use

 

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eLicensing (see Licensing) Licensing facilitates the processing of licensing applications online for legal firms
Enduring Powers of Attorney Appointing a person (an Attorney), to look after your financial and/or personal affairs, in the event that you no longer have the mental capacity to do so yourself.

 

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Family Law Information on domestic violence/abuse, divorce, separation, maintenance, mediation, guardianship, custody, access and more
Fines Find information about paying Court Fines here
Forms Court Forms
Four Courts, Maps Maps for visitors to the Four Courts complex.
Freedom of Information The Freedom of Information Act 2014 allows members of the public to access information held by the Courts Service which is not routinely available through other sources

 

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Guardianship Guardianship describes the legal responsibility of parents to make decisions and perform duties in relation to their child's upbringing
   

 

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High Court Information on procedures in the High Court
High Court (About) Learn about the courts in our education section
High Court Search Online Search
High Courts Summons Information on initiating proceedings, including plenary, summary, special and personal injury summons.  Part of High Court Procedure.
History of the law in Ireland Remembering our past

 

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Judges Judges of the courts
Judgments Judgments of the courts
Judicial Review Judicial Review is a mechanism by which an application can be made to the High Court to challenge the decision making processes of administrative bodies and lower courts
Judicial Separation When a couple cannot agree the terms by which they will live separately, either party can apply to the court for a decree of judicial separation
Jury Service Jury service is one of the most important duties that you can be asked to perform as a citizen.

 

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Land Values Reference Committee Deals with disputes regarding compensation for land aquired by the state under a Compulsory Purchase Order
Legal Costs Adjudicaton  The Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicators supports access to independent, impartial and objective assessment and determination of legal costs incurred as a result of court / legal proceedings or disputed costs between legal practitioners and their clients
Legal Diary Find lists of cases for hearings in the Superior and Circuit Courts
Licensing Licensing facilitates the processing of licensing applications online for legal firms

 

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Maintenance Maintenance is financial support paid by a person for the benefit of a dependent spouse/civil partner and/or dependent children
Marriage Exemption You can apply to court to reduce the notice period required in respect of a marriage
Mediation Mediation helps couples who have decided to separate to resolve any disputes they may have in relation to the key issues of custody and access to children

 

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Notaries Public (Commissioner for Oaths) Notaries Public are appointed by the Chief Justice sitting in open court. Applications are made by petition showing the residence and occupation of the petitioner, and his/her suitability to be appointed a notary public.
Nullity Nullity, in family law relates to nullity of marriage and nullity of civil partnership

 

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Offices Contact details and opening hours

 

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Passport Issues (Family Law) Where one or other parent/guardian will not or cannot sign a passport application on behalf of a child, an application can be made to the court
Paternity Fathers who are not married to the mother of their children and are not named on the birth certificate may need to prove paternity in order to apply for guardianship, custody or access to their children
Personal Injury Summons Circuit Court civil proceedings are applied for in the form of a Civil Bill. Part of Circuit Court Procedures.
Possession proceedings When a financial institution commences proceedings to possess a property
Practice Directions Practice Directions set out the procedures to be followed when bringing preceedings before the courts
Probate The process to give lawful authority to deal with a deceased person's estate
Property Arbitrator A Property Arbitrator is appointed by the Land Values Reference Committee where there is a dispute over compensation for land aquired under a compulsory purchase order
Publications Courts Service Publications

 

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Repossession (see Possession proceedings) When a financial institution commences proceedings to possess a property
Representing yourself in the High Court Guidelines for persons representing themselves in the High Court
Rules Rules of the Courts

 

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Separation See Judicial Separation
Small Claims Information on making a claim through the Small Claims procedure
Supreme Court (About) Learn about the Supreme Court in our education section
Supreme Court Procedures Information on procedures in the Supreme Court

 

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Taxing Master Rulings The Taxing Masters Office is now known as the Office of Legal Costs Adjudicators of the High Court
Terms & Sittings Court terms and sittings dates

 

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Wardship Information on wardship for adults and minors
Working in the Courts Service (see Careers in the Court Service) Information on careers in the Courts Service