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Dublin District Family Law Office

AddressGround floor
Dolphin House
East Essex Street
Dublin 2
Phone+353 (0) 1 888 6349 / 6344 / 6347 / 6348 / 6353 / 6368
Fax+353 (0) 1 671 7903
Head of OfficeSeamus Glackin Office Manager

Hours of business:

Monday to Friday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. & 2.00 p.m.to 4.30 p.m.

Outside of these times emergency family law applications can be made to the District Court in Chancery Street, Dublin 7. That court is located on the red Luas line and is next to the Bridewell garda station.

About this office:

This office deals with business for all the areas within the Dublin Metropolitan Court District - other than Swords area.
Business for Swords is dealt with at Swords District Court Office.

Business dealt with;

- Domestic violence
- Guardianship of children
- Maintenance of spouses and children
- Matters relating to passport applications
- Blood tests to determine parentage

Emergency domestic violence applications;

Emergency domestic violence applications must be made in the Interview Room before 3.00 p.m. each day. If you need to bring an emergency application after hours, contact your local garda station. The garda station will contact the court clerk on call to arrange a court. On Saturdays and public holidays, you may make an emergency application at the Criminal Courts Office, Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.

How to get there:

By Dublin Bus: there are numerous bus routes servicing the city centre - check Dublin Bus timetable, visit www.dublinbus.ie.

By Luas: Luas red line runs from Tallaght to Connolly Station. The nearest stop is at Jervis Centre on Upper Abbey Street - this is approximately 5 minutes walk to Dolphin House.

Local facilities:

Facilities in Dolphin House include; accessible access, lifts, consultation rooms, legal practitioners' rooms, loop system in the courtrooms, accessible toilets, vending machine serving hot and cold drinks.

There are numerous places nearby which serve food and drink.


Related links:
District Court Rules
District Court Sittings
District Court Forms

Business of the office
District Family Law

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