Court Officers Act, 1926

The County Registrar.

35.—(1) There shall be attached to the Circuit Court so many County Registrars as the Minister, with the sanction of the Minister for Finance, shall from time to time direct.

(2) Every county registrar shall be appointed by the Executive Council and shall hold office at the pleasure of the Executive Council.

(3) No person shall be appointed to be a county registrar unless at the time of his appointment he is either—

(a) a solicitor of not less than eight years standing who is then actually practising or has previously practised for not less than eight years, or

(b) a Clerk of the Crown and Peace, or

(c) a person who has been a Clerk of the Crown and Peace or a county registrar.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (a) of the foregoing sub-section, service as a Justice of the District Court shall in the case of a Justice of the District Court who was admitted as a solicitor before he was appointed to be such Justice, be deemed to be practice as a solicitor.

(5) Subject to the person appointed thereto being in good health at the time of appointment, the office of county registrar shall be a pensionable office within the Superannuation Acts for the time being in force and there may be granted either to a county registrar on retirement or to his legal personal representative on death such superannuation and other allowances or gratuities as might under the Superannuation Acts for the time being in force have been granted had such county registrar been appointed to the permanent Civil Service of Saorstát Eireann with a certificate from the Civil Service Commissioners.

(6) Every county registrar shall retire on attaining the age of sixty-five years, but such age of retirement may, in the case of any particular county registrar, be extended by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister for Finance to any age not exceeding seventy years.