31 July 2017


The Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Charlie Flanagan T.D., formally presented a copy of the newly-published Irish version of the Rules of the Superior Courts 1986 to Supreme Court Judge Frank Clarke at a press occasion in his Department’s headquarters on Thursday 27th July.


With the publication of the Irish version of those Rules the Department has now published the official Irish version of the 1986, the 1997 and the 2001 consolidations of the Rules of the Superior Courts, the District Court Rules and the Circuit Court Rules, respectively, and many of the Amendments subsequently made to them, including the Rules of the Superior Courts (Court of Appeal Act 2014) 2014.

Speaking in Irish at the occasion, the Minister said: “I am very pleased that the terminology in the Irish version of the District Court Rules 1997 and the Circuit Court Rules 2001 is also available to a wider audience than those in the legal profession, thanks to Fiontar. With grant-aid from the Department of the Gaeltacht, Fiontar has made terms from those District and Circuit Court Rules available on their popular electronic dictionary, at www.tearma.ie. And excerpts from the Rules are available on their parallel corpus on www.gaois.ie. We are also aiming to do the same with the Irish version of the Rules of the Superior Courts 1986.”


Minister Flanagan thanked Judge Clarke, who is the Chairman of the Irish Legal Terms Advisory Committee (which validated terms in the Forms in the consolidated Rules), and congratulated him on his nomination as the next Chief Justice.




Note for Editors


An electronic version of the above-mentioned 1986, 1997, 2001 and 2014 Rules are provided on the Department’s Irish website.


Dr Micheál Ó Cearúil was in charge of the translation and preparation of the Irish text of the Rules for print on behalf of the Department.