Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (110)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

110. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 will be amended to increase the Circuit Court jurisdiction in actions in contract and tort beyond the threshold of €75,000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52282/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

The position is that, with effect from 3 February 2014, the monetary jurisdiction of the Circuit Court increased to €75,000 (€60,000 for personal injury cases) under Part 3 of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013.

While I have no immediate plans to increase the monetary limits of the Circuit Court, the matter will be kept under review by my Department.