Courts Act, 1971

Service by post of Circuit Court and District Court documents.

22.—(1) Section 7 of the Courts Act, 1964, is hereby amended—

(a) by the deletion of “or proceedings under the School Attendance Acts, 1926 and 1936” and the substitution of “any other document relating to such proceedings which is a notice, order or witness summons” for “a witness summons relating to such proceedings” in subsection (1), and

(b) by the substitution for subsection (2) of the following subsection:

“(2) This section shall apply in relation to the service of any Circuit Court document or any District Court document in any area whenever and so long as no summons server stands assigned to that area for the service of that document by the County Registrar for the county in which the area is situated.”.

(2) Section 44 of the Court Officers Act, 1926 , is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (4):

“(4) Every such summons server shall be assigned by the County Registrar to such area served by the circuit court office to which the summons server is attached and in respect of such documents as may be specified by the County Registrar and every summons server so assigned shall be competent to serve within the area to which he is so assigned any document specified as aforesaid.”.