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
(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

For High Court, try the Rules of the Superior Courts as amended
The main text is under 'T' for 'The' in the index -

Amendments up to 1998 are listed at
See also

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 )

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

Friday, November 01, 2002

Monday, August 12, 2002

Crime Statistics 2001

The main crime statistics for 2001 have been published.

Go to Press Office, then Press Releases, then 26 July 2002.

Friday, June 14, 2002

New Update

A new Irish Law Update is now available at

Monday, May 13, 2002

Irish Legislative Process

Here's a query I received today, together with my response:

I am studing irish law in the US and was wondering if you would be able to tell me the steps a bill must go through to become a law.
Thank you for your time.

My response:

The Irish legislative process is described at the following locations:
and right hand side of home page - The Legislative Process)

Thursday, May 02, 2002

Irish General Election

The Irish General Election takes place on Friday 17 May 2002.
There are lots of websites covering the campaign, e.g.: