Dublin County Registrar Rita Considine is to resume hearing Possession Civil Bills from Thursday, 10 June , in Court 33, Ground Floor, Áras Uí Dhálaigh, Inns Quay, Dublin 7.
The court capacity is nine people in a staggered list, with two bills listed every 20 minutes, on a trial basis.
The start times will be published in the Legal Diary.
Arrangements are in place to ensure compliance with HSE distancing requirements and practitioner co-operation is appreciated and expected.
Those cases already listed for hearing from 10 June will be heard as scheduled and the list will be filled with cases adjourned.
The first list will be published in early course.
- Attend in court at the appointed/designated time as there are no waiting facilities,
- Only those persons necessary for the hearing should attend court,
- The minimum number of necessary legal representatives for each party to attend court. The attendee must be able to deal with the matter/application,
- Where a defendant is currently the subject of a Protective Certificate issued under section 95 of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012, the plaintiff’s solicitor will bring the matter to the attention of the court and the defendant need not attend court on the first hearing date. A defendant seeking an adjournment for any other reason must attend in court in person on the hearing date. Any documents to be relied upon in support of that adjournment application must be lodged in the Circuit Court Civil Office and must be served on the solicitor for the plaintiff not later than five working days prior to the hearing date,
- There will not be a second call due to the current restrictions,
- The parties must leave court and remove all belongings at the expiry of the allotted time,
- All affidavits and exhibits musts be filed in the Circuit Court Civil Office not later than five working days prior to the hearing. Documents will not be accepted in court. When filing documents for upcoming court attendance ensure the court office is notified of the correct record number, date, and time of hearing of the matter,
- The plaintiff must file and serve the required affidavit setting out the progress since the last hearing date and the reason for seeking an adjournment, if applicable, (save and except an adjournment sought where a protective certificate is in place),
- The moving party must lodge in the Circuit Court Office in hard copy, a clean, complete, indexed and paginated book of pleadings and for the hearing of the application, not later than five working days prior to the hearing date,
- Where the respondent is a litigant-in-person, the solicitor for the plaintiff must inform the litigant in person of the hearing date and time and ensure that all documents are properly served and must send a copy of this notice to the unrepresented party. Proof of such service must be included in the booklet for court.
Finally, the consent mailbox is no longer operational.