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Rules of the Superior Courts

Amendment to: Order 121
S.I. No. 148 of 2016: Rules of the Superior Courts (Service of Documents) 2016


1. (1) These Rules, which may be cited as the Rules of the Superior Courts (Service of Documents) 2016, shall come into operation on the 3rd day of May 2016.

(2) These Rules shall be construed together with the Rules of the Superior Courts.

(3) The Rules of the Superior Courts as amended by these Rules may be cited as the Rules of the Superior Courts 1986 to 2016.

2. The Rules of the Superior Courts are amended by the substitution for sub-rule (1) of rule 2 of Order 121 of the following sub-rule:

      “2. (1) Save where otherwise provided in these Rules, the delivery or service of any document under these Rules, for which personal service is not required, shall be effected:

        (a) by leaving the document or a copy thereof (as may be appropriate) at, or sending the document or a copy thereof (as may be appropriate) by registered prepaid post to, the residence or place of business in the State of the person to be served, or

        (b) subject to sub-rule (2), by delivering the document or a copy thereof (as may be appropriate) to the solicitor (if any) who has accepted service or who is recorded in the proceedings as acting for that person in the proceedings to which the document relates by

            (i) leaving the document or copy at that solicitor’s place of business in the State or at a document exchange service designated by that solicitor in accordance with sub-rule (2) through which that solicitor accepts documents, or

            (ii) sending the document or copy by registered prepaid post to that solicitor’s place of business in the State.”