Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility

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Family law – matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility


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Article 67 (a)

The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:

Ministry for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Bishop's Square

Redmond Hill

Dublin 2

Tel: +353 1 4790200

Fax: +3531 4790201

E-Mail: child_abduct_inbox@justice.ie

Article 67 (b)

The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Irish and/or English, French.

Article 67 (c)

The languages accepted for the certificate concerning rights of access and return of the child pursuant to Article 45(2): English and/or Irish.

Articles 21 and 29

The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:

- in Ireland, the High Court.

Article 33

The appeal provided for by Article 33 shall be lodged with the following courts:

- in Ireland, the High Court.

Article 34

In Ireland, an appeal on a point of law to the Court of Appeal (it should be noted, however, that in accordance with the provisions of the Irish Constitution, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction from a decision of the High Court if it is satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances warranting a direct appeal to it.  The Supreme Court shall also have appellate jurisdiction from a decision of the Court of Appeal if it is satisfied that certain conditions laid down in the Constitution are satisfied.)

Last update: 18/11/2019

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