You should receive a court summons explaining the details of a judgment which will provide you with the opportunity to dispute it.
You may not receive the court summons if you have moved address and have not notified the Claimant.
Once the judgment has been granted and the claimant has paid the court to have the judgment registered, details are submitted to Registry Trust for inclusion on the public Register.
We will contact you by letter, using the information provided to us by the court, to let you know that a judgment is due to go on to the Register.
If the judgment is paid within a calendar month of the judgment date and proof of payment is provided to us, we will remove the judgment.
The information appearing on the Register is as follows:
- The name and address the judgment was recorded against
• Court name and case number
• Name and address of defendant
• Date and amount of judgment
• Details of ‘satisfaction’ once Registry Trust has been provided with proof of payment
The information sent to us by the courts does not contain date of births and so we do not hold this information for Irish Judgments.
We do not hold or make publicly available Claimants details, but these can be obtained from the relevant court if you have the case number.
Irish Judgments stay on the public Register for six years unless cancelled or set aside.
Details of these judgments, and any subsequent amendments are passed to the credit reference agencies for inclusion in their records.
For more information on how to satisfy an Irish judgment you can read our guide here.