Court Rules of Ireland

Circuit Court Rules and Forms Updates

Circuit Court Rules, 2001 and Forms – Updated to 1 January 2024

Amendments on year:  2023, 2022, 2021,  2020,  2019,  2018,  2017,  2016,  2015,  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010,  2009,  2008,  2007,  2006,  2005,  2004,  2003,  2001

Note: SI nos listed here links directly to its respective page on the “Irish Statute Book”. Order and rules referenced link to its location where the changes occurred by the SI.

 Statutory Amendments 2023

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
526/23 Order 25: rule 1, rule 3, rule 5 3 November 2023
201/23 Order 2, para (d);
Order 6, rule 8;
Order 11, rule 15;
Order 1, rule 1(j);
Order 15, rule 3;
Order 19, rule 1(i);
Order 47B (added);
Forms (added): 55A, 55B, 55C, 55D, 55E, 55F, 55G, 55H, 55I, 55J
27 April 2023

 Statutory Amendments 2022

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
453/22 Order 68C (added) 16 September 2022

 Statutory Amendments 2021

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
499/21 Order 5D (added) 12 October 2021

 Statutory Amendments 2020

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
400/20 Order 59: rule 1(1) definition, rule 2, Part II (heading), rule 27A, rule 27B, rule 27C, rule 80, rule 81, rule 82;
Form 37Y (added)
9 October 2020
396/20 Order 24, rule 1 30 September 2020
292/20 Order 62, rule 5 13 August 2020
291/20 Order 64C, rule 2(1) 13 August 2020
282/20 Order 59: rule 1(1), rule 2(4), rule 6(1)(i), rule 7(4), rule 8(1)(iii), rule 21(xi), rule 31(1), rule 60, rule 65(2), rule 82, rules 8491, rule 112;
Order 59A, rule 35(1);
Form 2O
12 August 2020

 Statutory Amendments 2019

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
328/19 Order 23: rule 5, rule 5A, rule 6, rule 7, rule 8, rule 9 1 August 2019
222/19 Order 60 (updated);
Order 64C, rule 1(2)
19 June 2019
221/19 Order 12 (updated);
Order 67, rule 6;
Form 25
19 June 2019
215/19 Order 5A, rule 4 19 June 2019
147/19 Order 14B, rule 1 15 April 2019
22/19 Order 67, rule 10 19 February 2019
19/19 Order 4: Title, rule 1(4), rule 2 19 February 2019

 Statutory Amendments 2018

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
478/18 Order 14B, rule 10 14 December 2018
429/18 Order 23: rules 4-9 (added) 31 October 2018
427/18 Order 59 (revised);
Order 59A, rule 39;
Forms 2N, 37D, 37G, 37L
31 October 2018
380/18 Order 68: Title, rule 1, rule 12 17 October 2018
379/18 Interpretation of Terms, rule 2A;
Interpretation of Terms, 5(b)(iiA);
Order 41A (added);
Form 55
17 October 2018
378/18 Order 5, rule 3;
Order 15, rule 1;
Forms 5, 5A, 5B
17 October 2018
64/18 Order 65, rule 3 21 March 2018
12/18 Order 59: rule 7(2), rule 8(1)(i), rule 30(2-3) 22 January 2018
11/18 Order 5A, rule 9(5);
Order 19A, rule 7;
Order 33A (added);
Order 66, rule 1(5)
22 January 2018

 Statutory Amendments 2017

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
499/17 Order 5, rule 2;
Forms 2D, 2G, 2R, 54
8 December 2017
207/17 Order 59 (revised);
Order 59A, rule 10(1);
Order 59A, rule 11;
Order 59A, rule 35(1);
Order 59A, rule 39
14 June 2017
202/17 Order 35B (added) 31 May 2017
201/17 Order 5, rule 5A 31 May 2017

 Statutory Amendments 2016

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
433/16 Order 3, rule 1 3 October 2016
432/16 Order 61A: rule 1, rule 2(1), rule 2(2) 1 September 2016
172/16 Order 61A, rule 4;
Form 40F (added)
19 May 2016
171/16 Order 5B, Title;
Forms:- 2R, 54 (substituted)
19 May 2016
85/16 Order 58: rule 8, rule 9, rule 10, rule 11;
Forms 38A and 38B replaced by Form 38A
25 February 2016
84/16 Order 59, rule 8;
Forms:- (added) 37P, 37Q, 37R, 37S, 37T, 37U, 37V
25 February 2016
18/16 Order 59, rule 1;
Order 59A: rule 1, rule 4(2)(e), rule 4(3)(e), rule 4(7)(e), rule 4(9)(d), rule 6, rule 7(1), rule 9(1), rule 9(3);
Forms:- (deleted) 37E, 37F
18 January 2016

 Statutory Amendments 2015

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
618/15 Interpretation of Terms, paras 9, 25;
Order 2: paras (h), (j), (k), (l), (m);
Order 5, rule 10;
Order 14;
Order 14B, rule 12(4);
Order 61A;
Forms:- (substituted) 5A, 40A;
(added) 40E
30 December 2015
506/15 Order 73: rule 1(1) (“authorised officer”); rule 3(2)(bc); rule 5(1)(ad); rule 19(2); rule 19(5-5A); rule 28(2); rule 28(5-5A); rule 29A;
Forms:- (substituted) 52D, 52E, 52F, 52G;
(added) 52I, 52J
20 November 2015
471/15 Order 53 (revised);
Order 53A (revised);
Order 53B (added);
Forms:- (substituted) 41, 53A;
(added) 53D
9 November 2015
346/15 Order 5B: rule 1, rule 3, rule 5, rule 8(3);
Forms:- (substituted) 2R;
(added) 54
17 August 2015
142/15 Order 68, rule 3 11 May 2015

 Statutory Amendments 2014

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
597/14 Interpretation of Terms: 9, 22-29;
Order 2, Paras (j) & (k) [revised by SI 618/15];
Order 5, rule 10;
Order 14 (revised);
Order 14A (revised);
Order 14B: Title;
Order 61, rule 2, para (d) & (e);
Order 61A (revised)
19 December 2014
491/14 Circuit Court (Fees) (No. 2) Order;
Circuit Court Fees Schedule
30 October 2014
410/14 Order 67A, rule 9 6 October 2014
408/14 Order 59: rule 1(7), rule 2(9), rule 4(21), rule 5(13), rule 6 [revised by SI 427/18];
Order 59A, rule 21
6 October 2014
284/14 Order 53A (added);
Forms:- (added) 52H
14 July 2014
276/14 Terms of Interpretation, rule 20A;
Forms:- (substituted) 1B
7 July 2014
23/14 Circuit Court (Fees) Order [latest revision by SI 491/14] 3 February 2014

 Statutory Amendments 2013

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
317/13 Interpretation of Term – “The Judge”;
Order 73 (added);
Forms:- (added) 52A, 52B
9 August 2013
302/13 Order 23A (added) 26 August 2013
240/13 Circuit Court (Fees) Order 2013 [latest revision by SI 23/14] 10 July 2013
100/13 Order 67A, rule 8 8 April 2013

 Statutory Amendments 2012

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
489/12 Order 42 (deleted) 28 December 2012
358/12 Order 5B: rule 5(2), rule 7(1)(e), rule 7(2), rule 7(4) 15 October 2012
284/12 Order 57: rule 6(1), rule 6(7)(c)(ii) 15 August 2012
151/12 Order 57, rule 12;
Forms:- (added) 36L
6 June 2012
109/12 Circuit Court (Fees) Order 2012 [latest revision by SI 491/14] 10 April 2012

 Statutory Amendments 2011

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
523/11 Order 3, rule 1 14 October 2011
407/11 Circuit Court Fees Order 2011 [latest revision by SI 491/14] 22 August 2011
385/11 Order 59A (added);
Forms:- (added) 2S, 2T, 51, 51A, 51B
13 August 2011
153/11 Order 46B (added) 14 April 2011
122/11 Order 32: rule 5, rule 7  
121/11 Order 59, rule 7;
Forms:- (added) 37O
18 April 2011

 Statutory Amendments 2010

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
446/10 Order 63E changed to Order 57B;
Order 57B: rule 1, rule 3
10 October 2010
445/10 Order 57, rule 7(2);
Order 59, rule 5(3)
 
444/10 Order 66, rule 1(3) 10 October 2010
155/10 Interpretation of Terms: Equity Suit, Equity Proceeding;
Order 18, rule 1(1)(xxiv);
Order 43, rule 2;
Order 46 (substituted);
Order 46A (added);
Order 59, rule 4(33) [revised by SI 207/17];
Order 66, rule 27
13 May 2010
82/10 Order 68A: Title, rule 1, rule 3, rule 4, rule 5;
Forms:- (added) 47G, 47H
23 March 2010

 Statutory Amendments 2009

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
583/09 Interpretation of Terms: rule 5, rule 15;
Order 4: rule 1(2), rule 1(3), rule 1(4);
Order 12, rule 1;
Order 59: rule 2(2), rule 4(3)(a), rule 4(30), rule 4(32)(b) [revised by SI 427/18];
11 January 2010
539/09 Order 19A (added);
Forms:- (added) 8A, 8B
1 January 2010
486/09 Order 5C (added);
Order 15, rule 9A;
Order 66, rule 21
1 January 2010
470/09 Order 15, rule 7A;
Order 27, rule 6;
Order 64B (added);
Order 64C (added);
Forms:- (added) 5B, 50, 50A, 50B
25 December 2009
375/09 Order 14B: rule 1, rule 10, rule 11 (deleted), rule 19, rule 20 14 October 2009
264/09 Order 5B (added);
Forms:- (added) 2R
8 July 2009
251/09 Interpretation of Terms, rule 6;
Order 46, rule 1;
Order 66, rule 20;
Order 66, rule 27(13) (deleted);
Order 67, rule 8 (deleted);
Form 39
28 July 2009
235/09 Order 1: rule 1, rule 2 24 July 2009
132/09 Order 11 (substituted);
Order 24, rule 3;
Order 52: rule 3, rule 10;
Order 56: rule 1(4), rule 2(5), rule 4(4);
Order 57: rule 1(4), rule 3(4), rule 4(4), rule 5(5), rule 6(3)(f), rule 6(6)(b), rule 6(7)(b), rule 7(4), rule 8(5), rule 9(4), rule 10(4), rule 11(4);
Order 59: rule 2(6), rule 2(10), rule 3(2), rule 4(6), rule 4(7)(a), rule 4(9)(a), rule 4(31), rule 5(8) [revised by SI 427/18];
Order 68, rule 9;
Forms:- (substituted) 1B;
(added) 1C
3 April 2009
94/09 Order 33, rule 2;
Order 59, rule 4(12) [revised by SI 427/18]
16 April 2009

 Statutory Amendments 2008

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
585/08 Order 72B (added);
Forms:- (added) 36J
19 January 2009
358/08 Order 59: rule 4(10)(a), rule 4(11), rule 4(17)(a), rule 4(17)(b), rule 4(17)(c), rule 4(38) [revised by SI 427/18];
Forms:- (amended) 2N, 2O, 37A, 37B, 37C, 37D, 37G, 37H, 37I, 37J; (added) 37L, 37M, 37N
1 October 2008
354/08 Interpretation of Terms, rule 25;
Order 58: rule 1, rule 7, rule 12;
Order 67A
1 October 2008
353/08 Order 66, rule 1 1 October 2008
201/08 Court Fees Order 2008 [latest revision by SI 491/14] 7 July 2008
191/08 Order 18, rule 1(4) 9 July 2008
189/08 Order 33, rule 3;
Order 59, rule 4(13) [revised by SI 427/18]
9 July 2008
188/08 Order 14, rule 7;
Order 14B, rule 20;
Interpretation of Terms, rule 25
9 July 2008

 Statutory Amendments 2007

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
596/07 Order 68B (added);
Form 48
26 September 2007
588/07 Order 63E (added) 13 September 2007
446/07 Order 72A (added);
Forms:- (added) Form 49
6 August 2007
312/07 Interpretation of Terms, rule 9;
Order 1, rule 6;
Order 5: rule 8, rule 9;
Order 6, rule 4;
Order 11, rule 3;
Order 13: rule 1(o), rule 1(p), rule 5;
Order 14B, rule 17;
Order 18: rule 1, rule 7;
Order 26, rule 3;
Order 27: rule 1, rule 4(a);
Order 29, rule 2(c);
Order 50, rule 1(a);
Order 51: rule 3(4), rule 3(5), rule 3(7), rule 3(15);
Order 53, rule 2;
Order 56;
Order 57: rules 1-5, rule 7, rule 8;
Order 59: rule 1, rule 2(6), rule 2(10), rule 4, rule 5 [revised by SI 427/18];
Order 59;
Order 61A: rule 1, rule 2;
Order 63, rule 1;
Order 63D (deleted);
Order 69, rule 3;
Forms:- (substituted) 1A, 2L, 14A, 35A, 35B, 36A;
(added) 9A, 10A;
annexed forms inserted as respective Forms 36F, 41, 42, 43, 40B;
(deleted) 35C; Form
20 July 2007
169/07 Order 68A (added);
Forms:- (added) 47A, 47B, 47C, 47D, 47E, 47F
22 May 2007
12/07 Order 57, rule 11;
Forms:- (added) 36I
13 February 2007
11/07 Order 47A (added);
Form 45
13 February 2007
10/07 Order 72 (added);
Forms:- (added) 46
13 February 2007

 Statutory Amendments 2006

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
532/06 Order 57, rule 9;
Form 36G
14 November 2006
531/06 Order 57, rule 10;
Form 36H
14 November 2006
410/06 Order 51A: Title, rule 1A, rule 2(1); Forms:- 44A, 44B; Form 1 changed to Form 44C 28 August 2006
409/06 Order 4, rule 1 28 August 2006
350/06 Order 71 (added) 30 June 2006
349/06 Order 57A (added);
Forms:- (added) 36F
28 July 2006
275/06 Order 57, rule 6;
Forms:- (added) 2Q, 36E
26 June 2006
274/06 Order 3, rule 2 5 June 2006
143/06 Order 14A;
Forms:- (added) Form 5A
27 April 2006
1/06 Order 18, rule 7; Order 35A (added);
Forms:- 19A, 19B
7 February 2006

 Statutory Amendments 2005

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
527/05 Order 59, rule 6;
Form 37K
20 September 2005
526/05 Order 5A (added); Order 11, rule 20A – revised in SI 132/09; Order 67, rule 6;
Forms:- 2P, 6A(i), 6A(ii), 6A(iii), 6A(iv)
20 September 2005
525/05 Order 64A (added);
Order 15: rule 13, rule 20
20 September 2005
388/05 Order 57, rule 8;
Form 1 changed to Form 44C as per SI 410/06
4 August 2005
387/05 Order 57, rule 8 4 August 2005
57/05 Order 70 (added) 3 March 2005

 Statutory Amendments 2004

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
883/04 Order 14B 23 December 2004
882/04 Order 2A; Order 61A;
Forms:- 40A, 40B
23 December 2004
881/04 Order 14A December 2004
880/04 Order 57, rule 6 23 December 2004
879/04 Order 63D (added) 23 December 2004
721/04 Order 57, rule 7 17 December 2004
542/04 Order 5, rule 5A;
Order 15, rule 22;
Order 36, rule 11A;
Order 64, rule 4
16 September 2004
448/04 Order 69 (added) 27 July 2004
445/04 Court Fees Schedule [latest revision by SI 491/14] 1 August 2004

 Statutory Amendments 2003

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
615/03 Order 53 11 December 2003
88/03 Circuit Court Fees Order [latest revision by SI 491/14] 10 March 2003

 Statutory Amendments 2001

SI Nos Amendments Commencement Date
510/01 Orders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68;
Forms:- 1A, 1b, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 2I, 2J, 2K, 2L, 2M, 2N, 2O, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 6B(i), 6B(ii), 6B(iii), 6C, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15A, 15B, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B, 33C, 33D, 34A, 34B, 35A, 35B, 35C, 36A, 36B, 36C, 36D, 37A, 37B, 37C, 37D, 37E, 37F, 37G, 37H, 37I, 37J, 38A, 38B, 38C, 38D, 39, 40
3 December 2001
486/01 Circuit Court Fees Order [latest revision by SI 491/14] 1 January 2002
252/01 Circuit Court Fees Order [latest revision by SI 491/14] 16 July 2001