The Circuit Court is an intermediate level court of local and limited jurisdiction.

 

The country is divided into eight circuits for the purposes of the Circuit Court, each of which cover an ad hoc region of the state.

The Circuit Court consists of the President of the Court and 37 ordinary judges.

One Circuit Judge is assigned to each circuit, except in the case of the Dublin and Cork Circuits. Ten judges can be assigned to the Dublin Circuit and 3 to the Cork Circuit.

The President of the District Court is an ex officio member of the Circuit Court. 

The President of the Circuit Court, who is also an additional Judge of the High Court, has the duty of ensuring an equitable distribution of the work of the Circuit Court amongst the several judges and the prompt despatch of business.

What happens in the Circuit Court?

What happens in the Circuit Court?

Find out what the Circuit Court deals with

What happens in the Circuit Court?

How do I bring a matter before the Circuit Court?

How do I bring a matter before the Circuit Court?

Find out what you need to know to start a case in the Circuit Court

How do I bring a matter before the Circuit Court?

What do I do if I’m served with a Civil Bill?

What do I do if I’m served with a Civil Bill?

Steps to take

What do I do if I’m served with a Civil Bill

What if a civil bill is not responded to?

What if a civil bill is not responded to?

Find out how you can obtain judgment if a respondent does not participate in the proceedings

Circuit Court Civil - What if a civil bill is not responded to?

Listing a matter for court

Listing a matter for court

Find out how cases are listed for hearing in the Circuit Court

Listing a matter for Circuit Court

How to Enforce a Court Order for Debt

How to Enforce a Court Order for Debt

Enforcement of debt judgments

How to Enforce a Court Order for Debt

Repossessions

Repossessions

What happens when financial institutions commence proceedings to possess a property

Repossessions

Personal Insolvency

Personal Insolvency

There is one office per Circuit dealing with Personal Insolvency matters  Find the  list of circuits, offices and counties within each circuit here

Personal Insolvency

Care Representatives

Care Representatives

An application for the appointment of a Care Representative should be made to the Circuit Court.  Find out more.

Care Representatives