S.I. No. 418/2007 - District Court (Summonses) Rules 2007


S.I. No. 418 of 2007

DISTRICT COURT (SUMMONSES) RULES 2007

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 10th July, 2007.

The District Court Rules Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 91 of the Courts of Justice Act 1924 , section 72 of the Courts of Justice Act 1936 , section 34 of the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 and section 24 of the Interpretation Act 2005 , do hereby, with the concurrence of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, make the following rules of court:

1. These rules may be cited as the District Court (Summonses) Rules 2007.

2. These rules shall come into operation on the 1st day of August 2007 and shall be read together with all other District Court Rules for the time being in force.

3. The Form numbered 15.2 in Schedule B of the District Court Rules, 1997 ( S.I. No. 93 of 1997 ) shall be deleted and the Form bearing the like number in Schedule 1 hereof shall be added to the Forms in Schedule B of the District Court Rules, 1997 ( S.I. No. 93 of 1997 ) in substitution therefor.

SCHEULE B.

O.15, r.2 (1).

SCHEDULE 1

No. 15.2

COURTS (NO. 3) ACT 1986

Section 1

SUMMONS

District Court Area of

District No.

................................................................................................................Prosecutor

...................................................................................................................Accused

WHEREAS on the day of 20, an application was made to this office by .................* (on behalf of) the above-named Prosecutor for the issue of a summons to you, the above-named Accused, of *.............................................(in court area and district aforesaid) alleging the following offence(s)—

that you did on the day of 20

at *(in the court areas and district aforesaid)

contrary to

THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU that you will be accused of the said offence(s) at a sitting of the District Court for the court area and district aforesaid to be held at .................. on the day of 20, at a.m./p.m.,

AND TO REQUIRE YOU to appear at the said sitting to answer the said accusation(s).

The appropriate District Court Clerk specified in relation to this summons is ................................ of the District Court office at .....................................

Dated this day of 20

*Issued out of the District Court Office

at..........................................

*Issued out of ............................

An office of the Courts Service designated for the purpose of receiving applications under section 1(3) of the Courts (No. 3) Act 1986 .

To................................................

Of ...............................................

the above named-accused.

*Delete words inapplicable

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GIVEN this 18th day of June 2007

MIRIAM MALONE CHAIRPERSON

UINSIN MAC GRUAIRC

MARY C DEVINS

THOMAS E O’DONNELL

ROY PEARSON

NOEL A DOHERTY

ELIZABETH HUGHES SECRETARY

I concur in the making of the foregoing rules

Dated this 4th day of July 2007

BRIAN LENIHAN

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This does not form part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

These Rules substitute Form 15.2.