Courts Act, 1981

Judgments not exceeding £150 not to carry interest.

23.—(1) Notwithstanding sections 26 and 27 of the Debtors (Ireland) Act, 1840 , judgments, decrees or orders of any court for the payment of—

(a) an amount not exceeding £150, or

(b) the costs of such a judgment, decree or order,

or both shall not carry interest.

(2) The Minister for Justice may make an order varying the amount for the time being standing specified in subsection (1) (a) of this section and the said subsection (1) (a) shall have effect in accordance with the terms of any such order.

(3) Every order under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.