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Where do I go and what do I do

The Four Courts, Dublin.

Inns Quay, Dublin 7

Link to the Four Courts  

Legal issues affecting repossessions 

Your Originating Summons and what to do:

The Summons and Lodging the Summons:

  1. The fee for lodging your Summons is €190.00
  2. You pay for the summons on the second floor in the redbrick building in the Four Courts, the building is called: Áras Uí Dhálaigh, Inns Quay, It is situated: Area 5.on the map. Map 
  3. Once you have paid your fee you need to photocopy it, 4 Copies. 1) Your copy. 2) The one you will Serve on your Bank or Mortgage Company. 3) One to play with = read and get to know 4) the one the court keeps. You can get your Summons photocopied next to The Four Courts Law Library. The department right next to the Law Library, the cost is approximately €0.30 per sheet. 

See Map The shop is literally where the ‘A’ is on the map. 

So now you have to get your Summons stamped (embossed). This is done on the Ground Floor of the main building, see our map.


At the desk the clerk will read over your Summons and lodge it, he will then emboss it. At this stage, ask him to ’emboss it well’, you can’t get it done twice. When he hands it back to you = Check the embossing, make sure you can see it and feel it.

So, you now have an embossed Summons, in the top right corner is your number, copy that number onto your other 3 photocopied Summonses.

This number is your unique number and when doing any Court search or writing letters you must quote this number.

If you look around the room you will see some computers = go put your number in and ‘see’ your filling come up, now that’s the fun part.

No to frighten, but the Banks are watching these events and know how many people are suing them. As of March 2013 there are more than 500 of us. You have just joined an Elite Club.

Question: can the Clerk change or add to your Summons, Answer: yes, if you have made a Mistake, he will change it, he is there to help you.

Don’t forget: on entering the office, ‘take a ticket‘.

Have fun, you have just taken control of your life.