Researching legal records
Court records are defined as departmental records under the terms of the National Archives Act, 1986 and are subject to the same legislative protection and permanent preservation as other records of state.
Court records held in the National Archives
The majority of court records held by the National Archives date from the foundation of the modern Irish State in 1922, but we also hold surviving court records predating independence.
Ordering certified copies
Certified copies are official copies with an accompanying letter and seal of authentication for records required for legal purposes.