On the 3rd February 2014, Section 2(1) and Part 3 of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 took effect to change the monetary jurisdiction of the civil courts in Ireland. The changes can be seen below:
- The District Court monetary jurisdiction will now be limited to €15,000.00 in civil proceedings
- The Circuit Court monetary jurisdiction will now be limited to €75,000.00. However, personal injury claims will not be included in this limitation
- Personal Injury actions in the Circuit Court will be limited to €60,000 as set out in Section 2 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004
These changes were commenced by ministerial order in December 2013.
There were also new Fee Orders introduced for all courts in January 2014.