S.I. No. 596/2014 - District Court (Forms) Rules 2014.

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S.I. No. 596/2014 - District Court (Forms) Rules 2014.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 2nd January, 2015.
The District Court Rules Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 91 of the Courts of Justice Act 1924 , section 72 of the Courts of Justice Act 1936 , section 34 of the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 , and section 24 of the Interpretation Act 2005 , do hereby, with the concurrence of the Minister for Justice and Equality, make the following rules of court.
Dated this 24th day of February 2014.
Rosemary Horgan Chairperson
Mary C Devins
Brian Sheridan
Conal Gibbons
Anne Watkin
Fiona Twomey
Roy Pearson
Noel A Doherty
Michelle Johnston
I concur in the making of the following rules of court.
Dated this 18th day of December, 2014.
FRANCES FITZGERALD,
Minister for Justice and Equality
S.I. No. 596 of 2014
DISTRICT COURT (FORMS) RULES 2014
1. —(1) These Rules, which may be cited as the District Court (Forms) Rules 2014, shall come into operation on the 31st day of December, 2014.
(2) These Rules shall be construed together with the District Court Rules 1997 ( S.I. No. 93 of 1997 ) and all other District Court Rules.
(3) The District Court Rules as amended by these Rules may be cited as the District Court Rules 1997 to 2014.
2. The Forms numbered 17.6, 17.7, 17.12A, 17.12B, 24.3, 24.4, 24.5, 24.6, 24.7, 27.10, 27.11 and 27.12 in the Schedule are respectively substituted for the Forms bearing the like numbers in Schedule B of the District Court Rules 1997 ( S.I. No. 93 of 1997 ).
3. The Form numbered 40.02 in the Schedule is substituted for the Form bearing the like number in Schedule C of the District Court Rules 1997 ( S.I. No. 93 of 1997 ).
Schedule
17. 6
Schedule B
O.17 r. 8(1)
OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE ACT 1939, Section 30A(1)
(as substituted by the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 , section 21)
INFORMATION
District Court Area of District No.
The information of..............of..............a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Superintendent who says on oath:
........................................of.............................................was arrested pursuant to the provisions of Section 30 of the above-mentioned Act on the ......... day of .............. 20.... at ........am/pm and was detained pursuant to a direction under Section 30(3) of the said Act on suspicion of having committed an offence to wit;..............contrary to.............. and was released without any charge having been made against *him/*her.
*FURTHER information has come to the knowledge of the Garda Síochána since the release of the said . as to *his/*her suspected participation in
*the said offence to which the detention related,
*the following offence (being another offence of which, at the time of the first arrest, the member of the Garda Síochána by whom he was arrested, suspected, or ought reasonably to have suspected, *him/*her of having committed), to wit:..............
contrary to..............
*Notwithstanding that the Garda Síochána had knowledge, prior to the release of the said ..............................., of *his/*her suspected participation in an offence, to wit:..............
contrary to..............for which offence *his/*her arrest is now sought in this application, the questioning of the said person in relation to that offence, prior to *his/*her release, would not have been in the interests of the proper investigation of the offence.
*The said further information is as follows/*My reasons for so saying are as follows:
And I hereby apply for the issue of a warrant for the arrest of..............
Signed.....................................................
Informant
Sworn before me this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed.....................................................
Judge of the District Court
*Delete where inapplicable
17. 7
Schedule B
O.17 r. 8(2)
OFFENCES AGAINST THE STATE ACT 1939, Section 30A(1)
(assubstituted by the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 , section 21)
WARRANT TO ARREST
District Court Area of District No.
WHEREAS from the information on oath and in writing sworn before me by........................., a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Superintendent, it appears that........................................... was arrested pursuant to the provisions of section 30 of the above-mentioned Act on the.........day of..............20 at........am/pm and detained pursuant to a direction under Section 30(3) of the Act on suspicion of having committed an offence to wit;
contrary to..............
and was released without any charge having been made against *him/*her.
AND WHEREAS FROM SAID INFORMATION I AM SATISFIED THAT
*FURTHER information has come to the knowledge of the Garda Síochána since the release of the said . as to *his/*her suspected participation in
*the said offence to which the detention related,
*the following offence (being another offence of which, at the time of the first arrest, the member of the Garda Síochána by whom he was arrested, suspected, or ought reasonably to have suspected, *him/*her of having committed), to wit:..............
contrary to..............
*Notwithstanding that the Garda Síochána had knowledge, prior to the release of the said ............................, of *his/*her suspected participation in an offence, to wit:..............contrary to..............for which offence *his/*her arrest was sought in this application, the questioning of the said person in relation to that offence, prior to *his/*her release, would not have been in the interests of the proper investigation of the offence.
THIS IS TO AUTHORISE YOU to whom this warrant is addressed to arrest the said .............................................of...........................................................
Dated this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed.................................................
Judge of the District Court
To Superintendent...............................
of the Garda Síochána at..............................................
*Delete where inapplicable
17. 12A
Schedule B
O.17 r.10
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (DRUG TRAFFICKING) ACT 1996, SECTION 4(1)
(as substituted by the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 , section 22)
INFORMATION
District Court Area of District No.
..............Prosecutor
..............Accused
The information of..............of..............amember of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Superintendent who says on oath:
..............of..............was arrested without warrant on......... day of .............. 20.... at........am/pm and was detained pursuant to a direction under Section 2(2) of the said Act on suspicion of having committed an offence to wit;
contrary to..............
and was released without any charge having been made against him.
*FURTHER information has come to the knowledge of the Garda Síochána since the release of the said .......................... as to *his/*her suspected participation in an offence to wit:..............contrary to..............
*Notwithstanding that the Garda Síochána had knowledge, prior to the release of the said .........................., of *his/*her suspected participation in an offence, to wit:............................contrary to..............for which offence *his/*her arrest is now sought in this application, the questioning of the said person in relation to that offence, prior to his release, would not have been in the interests of the proper investigation of the offence.
*The said further information is as follows/*My reasons for so saying are as follows:
............................
And I hereby apply for the issue of a warrant for the arrest of..............
Signed.....................................................
Informant
Sworn before me this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed.....................................................
Judge of the District Court
*Delete where inapplicable
17. 12B
Schedule B
O.17 r.10
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (DRUG TRAFFICKING) ACT 1996, SECTION 4(1)
(as substituted by the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 , section 22)
WARRANT TO ARREST
District Court Area of District No.
WHEREAS from the information on oath and in writing sworn before me by ....................., a member of the Garda Síochána not below the rank of Superintendent, it appears that...................................................... was arrested without warrant on the.........day of..............20at........am/pm and detained pursuant to a direction under Section 2(2) of the Act on suspicion of having committed an offence to wit;
contrary to..............
and was released without any charge having been made against him.
AND WHEREAS FROM SAID INFORMATION I AM SATISFIED THAT
*FURTHER information has come to the knowledge of the Garda Síochána since the release of the said ............................. as to *his/*her suspected participation in an offence to wit:..............contrary to..............
*Notwithstanding that the Garda Síochána had knowledge, prior to the release of the said ............................., of *his/*her suspected participation in an offence, to wit:............................contrary to..............for which offence *his/*her arrest was sought in this application, the questioning of the said person in relation to that offence, prior to his release, would not have been in the interests of the proper investigation of the offence.
THIS IS TO AUTHORISE YOU to whom this warrant is addressed to arrest the said..............of..............
Dated this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed.................................................
Judge of the District Court
To Superintendent...............................
of the Garda Síochána at..............................................
*Delete where inapplicable
Schedule B
O.24, r. 7(1)
No. 24.3
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1967
(as amended by section 37 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2010 )
Section 4B(1)(b)(i)
Statement of Charges
District Court Area of District No.
..............Prosecutor
..............Accused
The above-named accused is charged as follows:-
(here set out copy of each charge that has been preferred against the accused)
Dated this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed...............................
by or on behalf of Prosecutor
Schedule B
O.24, r. 7(1)
No. 24.4
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1967
(as amended by section 37 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2010 )
Section 4B(1)(b)(ii)
Copy of Sworn Information
District Court Area of District No.
..............Prosecutor
..............Accused
Schedule B
O.24, r. 7(1)
No. 24.5
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1967
(as amended by section 37 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2010 )
Section 4B(1)(b)(iii)
List of Witnesses
District Court Area of District No.
..............Prosecutor
..............Accused
The following is a list of the witnesses whom it is proposed to call at the trial:-
No. Name
.........................................
.........................................
Dated this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed............................
by or on behalf of Prosecutor
Schedule B
O.24, r. 7 (1)
No. 24.6
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1967
(as amended by section 37 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2010 )
Section 4B(1)(b)(iv)
Statement of Evidence
District Court Area of District No.
..............Prosecutor
..............Accused
Statement of the evidence that is to be given by......................................
(witness no.):-
Schedule B
O.24, r. 7(1)
No. 24.7
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT 1967
(as amended by section 37 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2010 )
Section 4B(1)(b)(vii)
List of Exhibits
District Court Area of District No.
..............Prosecutor
..............Accused
Number or other identifying mark on exhibit
Description of exhibit
Dated this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed................................
by or on behalf of Prosecutor
No. 27.10
Schedule B
O.27, r. 9
BAIL ACT 1997, Section 9(10)
(as inserted by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009, Section 48)
APPLICATION TO VARY/DISCHARGE ORDER IN RESPECT OF
BAIL RECOGNISANCE
District Court Area of District No.
Accused..............
Of..............
*Case No:..................................................................
*Fine No:...................................................................
*Charge Sheet/Summons:........................................
..............Applicant
I am the *accused/*surety to a recognisance entered into on the ........ day of ............... 20.... in the above case
And whereas on the ........ day of ............... 20.... the Court made an order in accordance with section 9(1) of the Bail Act 1997 in respect of the said recognisance.
I hereby apply to the sitting of the District Court at............................... on the ........ day of ............... 20.... at............ a.m. / p.m. to vary/discharge the said order.
Signed.......................................................................
Applicant
To..................................... Prosecutor
To: District Court Clerk
District Court Office at.................................
No. 27.11
Schedule B
O.27, r.9
BAIL ACT 1997, Section 9(10)
(as inserted by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009, Section 48)
ORDER VARYING/DISCHARGING ORDER IN RESPECT OF BAIL RECOGNISANCE
District Court Area of District No.
Accused..............
Of..............
*Case No:..................................................................
*Fine No:...................................................................
*Charge Sheet/Summons:........................................
..............Applicant
Whereas the above-named applicant entered into a recognisance on the ........ day of ............... 20.... in the above case as *accused/*surety
And whereas on the ........ day of ............... 20.... the Court made an order in accordance with section 9(1) of the Bail Act 1997 in respect of the said recognisance.
Upon hearing an application to the Court this day to vary/discharge the said order.
THE COURT ORDERED:
Dated this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed.......................................................................
Judge of the District Court
To..................................... Prosecutor
[And to:
No. 27.12
Schedule B
O.27, r. 10
BAIL ACT 1997, Section 9(12)
(inserted by Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009, Section 48)
WARRANT OF COMMITTAL
(on non-compliance with an order under section 9(1)(i) or section 9(10))
District Court Area of District No.
*Accused.............. of..............
†Surety.............. of..............
*Case No:
*Fine No:..
*Charge Sheet/Summons:.
WHEREAS a recognisance was entered into on the ........ day of ............... 20.... by the
*above-named accused in the sum of €......................................
†above-named surety,.., in the sum of €......................................
conditioned as therein set out
AND WHEREAS at a sitting of the District Court at............................... on the........ day of ............... 20....,
*the said accused failed to appear in accordance with the said recognisance
*the said accused appeared before the Court in accordance with section 9 (7) of the Bail Act 1997 and the Court was satisfied that the said accused had contravened a condition of the recognisance namely.
And the Court made an order
under section 9 (1)(i) of the Bail Act 1997 estreating the said recognisance in the amount of €................ against ..............................., the above-named *accused,.............................../†surety..............................., and ordering that the said sum be paid by the said .. within a period of..................... in default of payment a warrant for the committal of .. to prison to be issued.
AND WHEREAS notice pursuant to section 9 (9) of the Bail Act 1997 was given to the above-named *accused,................. / †surety.................., by on the ........ day of ............... 20....of the making of the said order under section 9 (1)(i) of the Bail Act 1997 and stating that an application to vary or discharge the order may be made to the Court within 21 days from the date of the issue of the notice.
*AND WHEREAS at a sitting of the District Court at . on the ........ day of ............... 20.... the Court made an order under section 9 (10) of the Bail Act 1997 varying the said order of estreatment by ordering that the said recognisance be estreated in the amount of € against , the above-named *accused, / †surety., and ordering that the said sum be paid by the said .. within a period of..................... in default of payment a warrant for the committal of .. to prison to be issued.
AND WHEREAS the said order made on the ........ day of ............... 20.... *(as varied on the ........ day of ............... 20....) has not been complied with
THIS IS TO COMMAND YOU to whom this warrant is addressed to arrest the said............................................... of.............................................................. and to lodge him/her in the prison at.................................................... to be imprisoned there for the period of............................................ unless the said sum of €............ be sooner paid.
Dated this ........ day of ............... 20....
Signed:......................................................
Judge of the District Court
To the Superintendent of the Garda Síochána at..............
*Delete where inapplicable
†applies only to a surety
40. 02
Claim notice: debt claim not exceeding €15,000
Schedule C
O.40, r. 5
District Court Area of District No.
Record number:
Between
..............Claimant
..............Respondent
CLAIM NOTICE: DEBT CLAIM
This claim notice is issued at the request of the claimant(s), who makes a claim in the District Court to recover against the respondent damages not exceeding €15,000 for *debt *liquidated damages
Particulars of first claimant:
Name
Address
*(in the above Court *(area) and district)
*Solicitor
Address for service of documents
[Repeat particulars for second and any subsequent claimant]
Particulars of first respondent:
Name
Address
*(in the above Court *(area) and district)
*Solicitor (if known)
Address for service of documents (if known)
[Repeat particulars for second and any subsequent respondent]
STATEMENT OF CLAIM
[Set out in numbered paragraphs a statement of all material facts on which the claimant relies, including necessary particulars of such fact, which must include the place where and the date when the claim arose, but not the evidence by which those facts are to be proved. Specify in that statement the specific provisions of any enactment that is relied on and the amount or other relief or remedy sought. An example is provided at the end of this form.]
LIST OF CORRESPONDENCE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS ON WHICH THE CLAIMANT WILL RELY AT TRIAL
Document
Date
Description
1
e.g. letter of offer
1 September 2013
Letter of offer from the claimant to the respondent
2
e.g. contract
10 September 2013
Contract signed by the claimant and the respondent
Etc
(A) IF YOU DISPUTE THE CLAIM and wish to defend the proceedings, then you must give, or send by post, to the claimant or claimant’s solicitor at the address for service mentioned above an appearance and defence in Form 42.03, Schedule C of the District Court Rules, not later than 28 days after the service on you of this claim notice, and at the same time file a copy of your appearance with the District Court Clerk at the address below.
(B) IF YOU PAY THE AMOUNT of € and costs of €. to the claimant or the claimant’s solicitor within ten days and without filing and serving an appearance and defence you may avoid further costs.
IF YOU DO NOT ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH (A) OR (B) ABOVE you will be held to have admitted the claim and the claimant may, without further notice to you, lodge an affidavit of debt in the District Court, obtain judgment and proceed to execution for the full amount claimed and costs.
Signed:......................................................
*(Solicitor for) Claimant
To the respondent(s) at the address(es) given above
This claim notice is issued aton the ........ day of ............... 20.... by ..the District Court Clerk assigned to the above Court area and district
*Delete where inapplicable
Sample statement of claim: debt claim
Outstanding invoices
1. The claimant is a wholesale supplier of food and ingredients to the catering industry, and operates his business from 1 Main Street, Dublin 4.
2. The respondent is the operator of a restaurant at 6 New Street, Dublin 4, within the Court area and Court district mentioned above.
3. The claimant has supplied food and ingredients to the respondent since 1997. Since 2012, the respondent’s payments have been erratic and often considerably in arrears.
4. The claimant’s claim is to recover against the respondent the sum of €9,500.00 being the amount due and owing to the claimant by the respondent pursuant to invoices issued in the course of business by the claimant to the respondent on foot of the respondent’s account with the claimant for the supply of food and ingredients.
5. Despite demands made in writing (details of which are set out below), the respondent has failed, refused and/or neglected to pay the amount due and owing to the claimant of €9,500.00, which remains due and owing by the respondent to the claimant after all just credits and allowances.
PARTICULARS OF AMOUNT DUE
Date of invoice or payment
Amount invoiced €
Amount paid €
Balance due €
1 January 2013
4,000.00
4,000.00
20 January 2013
1,500.00
2,500.00
6 February 2013
1,200.00
3,700.00
26 February 2013
2,300.00
6,000.00
4 March 2013
500. 00
5,500.00
9 April 2013
3,100.00
8,600.00
16 May 2013
2,400.00
11,000.00
2 June 2013
1,500.00
9,500.00
Total due
9,500.00
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This does not form part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Rules amend the District Court Rules by the substitution respectively of forms numbered 17.6, 17.7, 17.12A, 17.12B, 24.3, 24.4, 24.5, 24.6, 24.7, 27.10, 27.11 and 27.12 in Schedule B and form number 40.02 in Schedule C for the forms bearing the like numbers in Schedule B and Schedule C of the District Court Rules 1997 ( S.I. No. 93 of 1997 ).

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