Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

40.

Jurisdiction ( Parts 2 and 3)

40. (1) The jurisdiction conferred on the District Court by section 21 shall be exercised by—

(a) a judge of the District Court who is assigned to the district court district in which an applicant under that section ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation, or

(b) where no applicant under that section ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation in the State, a judge who is assigned to the Dublin Metropolitan District.

(2) The jurisdiction conferred on the Circuit Court by sections 22 and 35 shall be exercised by—

(a) the judge of the circuit in which an applicant under the section concerned ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation, or

(b) where no applicant under the section concerned ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation in the State, by a judge of the court for the time being assigned to the Dublin Circuit.

(3) The jurisdiction conferred on the Circuit Court by section 32 shall be exercised by the judge of the circuit in which the DAHR facility concerned is located.