Our Ireland process server will handle your case promptly and efficiently.
Process Server One serves legal documents in all countries of the world, including International Service of Process in Ireland. Depending on your needs, we will serve your legal documents either through the Hague Service Convention, or through our international network of private process servers, as allowed by law in Ireland (see below).
Process Server One specializes in legal service in Ireland to include Dublin and is one of the few firms that handles international service of process and offers competitive rates. Our job is to cut through the bureaucracy in order to get the service completed with as little delay as possible. We’ve developed close working relationships with key individuals in most countries throughout the world.
Process Server One is familiar with laws, customs and current practices in the countries where documents are to be served. With offices in 8 countries, serving major regions around the world, we consistently monitor current events and service strategies. Our business relationships with the judicial authorities in the U.S. Department of State and many countries allow us to have a better understanding of their procedures and requirements.
Why Choose Process Server One?
Our extensive network of both process servers and connections get your documents delivered in a timely manner
We deliver your documents through methods that are accepted in all courts worldwide
We will serve your legal documents anywhere in the world
We provide you with a team of skilled, knowledgeable, diligent and competent international service specialists
We quote firm rates, in advance – with no hidden fees
The following is a summary of the methods available for service in Ireland as well as a specific proposal for process service.
Many countries are signatories to The Hague Service Convention (treaty) that governs service of process to be affected between participating nations; Ireland is one of them. Service may be made by formal service through the Central Authority which itself arranges for service by methods prescribed in that country. Documents to be served in accordance with this method must be translated into the official language of the country where the documents will be served. The time frame can range from 2 to 5 months.
Advantage: Enforceable judgment.
Disadvantage: The time frame is generally longer than the informal method.
Private process servers may serve documents in most countries, whether a signer of The Hague Service Convention, or not. Service is normally handled in a manner like methods used in the United States and Canada, although completion of the service usually takes a bit longer. Service in Ireland is very efficient and like the time frames within the United States. Our process server in Ireland coordinates all services and is extremely thorough and efficient. Since we pay the process server a bonus (at our own expense) for prompt service, the normal delays are usually reduced. Currently, the time frame for the completion of informal service is approximately 2 weeks.
Note: Ireland formally objected to service by private process server when they ascended to the Hague Service Convention. However, they did not preclude the use of an Irish solicitor to handle the service. While service by private process server may satisfy the court of jurisdiction, it may result in a judgment that is unenforceable in Ireland.
Advantage: The time frame is shorter than the formal method.
Disadvantage: Judgment “may” not be enforceable in Ireland.
Letters Rogatory is used for obtaining evidence or serving pleadings in countries which are not signers of the Hague Service Convention. They are a request from a court in the United States to a court in a foreign country requesting international judicial assistance related to service of process. This method is time consuming, cumbersome, and should be used only when other options are not available. The use of this method may result in habitual time delays of up to 1 year in the execution of requests. This method should only be used if no treaty is in force or if you are serving a Subpoena.
Not required for this English-speaking country.
Service of process*
Informal: $1400.00** + Solicitor fees (actual)
Expedited Informal: $2700.00 (within 30 days, guaranteed)
*All fees are per defendant/address
** High rate due to exchange rate of the Pound
Translation: Not Required