Order 36

Costs And Witnesses' Expenses

Costs in summary cases

1. Where the Court makes an order in any case of summary jurisdiction (including an order to "strike out" for want of jurisdiction) it shall have power to order any party to the proceedings other than the Director of Public Prosecutions, or a member of the Garda Síochána acting in discharge of his or her duties as a police officer, to pay to the other party such costs and witnesses' expenses as it shall think fit to award.

Costs of adjournment

2. On the adjournment of any proceedings the Court may order that a party shall pay any costs and witnesses' expenses incurred on such adjournment independently of any order otherwise made in the case.

Expenses, manner payable

3. Any witnesses' expenses ordered to be paid shall be payable in such manner and to such person as the Court shall direct.

Enforcement of order

4. Where there is no provision in these Rules for the enforcement of an order awarding costs or witnesses' expenses, such costs or expenses may be recovered by warrant of distress.