Family Law (Protection of Spouses and Children) Act, 1981

Exercise of jurisdiction by Court.

12.—The jurisdiction of the Court in respect of proceedings under this Act may be exercised—

(a) as regards the Circuit Court, by the judge of the circuit, and

(b) as regards the District Court, by the justice of the District Court for the time being assigned to the district,

where the applicant spouse resides or where there is situate the place in relation to which the application for a barring order was made.