Court Rules of Ireland

Order 116: Seals

ORDER 116

SEALS

1. (1) The seals to be used in the respective offices of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court shall be:

(a) the seal of the Supreme Court;

(b) the seal of the Chief Justice;

(c) the seal and an official duplicate seal of the Court of Appeal;

(d) the seal of the High Court;

(e) the seal of the High Court (Wards of Court);

(f) the seal of the High Court (Bankruptcy);

(g) the seal of the High Court (Probate);

(h) the seal of the High Court (Central Criminal Court).

2. (1) The seals of the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice shall be kept in the custody of the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

(2) The seal of the Court of Appeal shall be kept in the custody of the Registrar of the Court of Appeal.

(3) The official duplicate seal of the Court of Appeal shall be kept in the custody of the officer of the Court of Appeal nominated for that purpose by the Registrar of the Court of Appeal.

3. (1) The seal of the High Court shall be kept in the custody of the officer for the time being managing the Central Office.

(2) The seal of the High Court (Wards of Court) shall be kept in the custody of the Registrar of Wards of Court.

(3) The seal of the High Court (Bankruptcy) shall be kept in the custody of the Examiner.

(4) The seal of the High Court (Probate) shall be kept in the custody of the Probate Officer.

(5) The seal of the High Court (Central Criminal Court) shall be kept in the custody of the officer for the time being managing the Central Office.

4. All documents or copies thereof appearing to be sealed with one of the above-mentioned seals shall be presumed to be documents or copies thereof (as the case may be) issued from the Court or Judge whose seal is affixed thereto, and if duly stamped may be received in evidence, and no signature or other formality except such sealing as aforesaid, shall be required for the authentication of any such document or copy.

[SI 485/14]