Superior Court Rules

Blackhall's Court Rules and Forms of Ireland are now updated to 15 April 2022



1. In this Order, ‘the Act’ means the Legitimacy Declaration Act (Ireland), 1868.

2. Proceedings under the Act shall be commenced by petition, which shall be entitled—‘THE HIGH COURT The Legitimacy Declaration Act (Ireland), 1868’ and shall be addressed—‘To The High Court’

3. Every petition under the Act shall be accompanied by an affidavit made by the petitioner verifying the facts and matters stated in such petition of which he has personal knowledge and deposing as to his belief in the truth of the other facts and matters alleged in the petition; and every such affidavit shall contain a denial of collusion with any persons or person; provided, however, that if the petitioner shall be an infant under the age of 18 years, or a person of unsound mind, or if for any special reasons the petitioner is unable to make such an affidavit, the court or the Master, on an affidavit stating the facts by reason of which it is desired that the petition should be verified by some person other than the petitioner, may by order allow the petition to be verified by some other person to be named in said order, and also allow such other person to make an affidavit denying collusion.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Please enable the javascript to submit this form


Lonsdale Law Publishing

Lonsdale House

Avoca Avenue


Co. Dublin


Office Open: Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Irish time) | Tel: +353 (0)1 278 5090 | E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.