Changes to the Monetary Jurisdiction of the Courts, January 2014


On 3 February 2014, the new monetary jurisdiction limits for the District Court and Circuit Court will come into force. These changes in monetary jurisdiction are provided for in the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013.

The changes in monetary jurisdiction limits are as follows:

  1. The Circuit Court limit is due to increase from €38,092 to €75,000 (in cases of personal injury actions the limit will only increase to €60,000);
  2. The District Court limit is due to increase from €6,348 to €15,000.

These new monetary limits only apply to proceedings instituted on or after 3 February 2014 and do not affect previously issued proceedings.

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