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Rules of the Superior Courts

Order: 119

Mode of address of judges ; robes of bench and bar

The below amendment(s) have been made to this instrument which can be viewed by clicking on the link(s):

No119-S.I. No. 196 Of 2006: Rules Of The Superior Courts (Mode Of Address Of Judges) 2006
No119-S.I. No. 524 Of 2011: Rules Of The Superior Courts (Robes Of Bench) 2011
No119-S.I. No. 400 Of 2012: Rules Of The Superior Courts (Robes Of Bench) 2012
No119-S.I. No. 485 Of 2014: Rules Of The Superior Courts (Court Of Appeal Act 2014) 2014



1. The Judges of the Superior Courts shall be addressed in Irish or English by their respective titles and names, and may be referred to, in Irish as "An Chúirt or, in English, as "The Court."

2. The Judges of the Superior Courts shall on all occasions, during the sittings, including sittings of the Central Criminal Court, wear the following costume, namely, a black coat and vest of uniform make and material of the kind worn by Senior Counsel, a black Irish poplin gown of uniform make and material, white bands, and a wig of the kind known as the small or bobbed wig.

3. Senior and Junior Counsel shall appear, when in court, habited in a dark colour, and in such robes and bands and with such wigs as have heretofore been worn by Senior and Junior Counsel respectively, and no Counsel shall be heard in any case during the sittings unless so habited.