Courts of Justice Act, 1953
District court districts.
22.—(1) On the making of the order under section 21 of this Act, the Minister shall by order declare that such and so many district court areas, as he shall think proper, shall form districts for the purposes of the District Court, but subject to the limitation that the number of such districts shall not exceed twenty-five.
(2) On the commencement of the order under subsection (1) of this section—
(a) the division of the State (apart from the Dublin Metropolitan District) into districts effected under subsection (3) of section 47 of the Act of 1926 shall cease to have effect;
(b) the existing assignments of justices to such districts shall cease;
(c) the Government shall permanently assign to each district created under subsection (1) of this section one of the justices then holding office, not being a justice permanently assigned to the Dublin Metropolitan District;
(d) the districts created under subsection (1) of this section and the Dublin Metropolitan District shall, for the purposes of the Acts and this Act, be substituted for the districts created under the said section 47 and shall be known as district court districts;
(e) references in any Act to districts in relation to the District Court shall be construed accordingly.
(3) The order made under subsection (1) of this section shall come into operation on the commencement of the order made under section 21 of this Act.