Ireland

Overview

UP 

Yes

UPC 

Yes

Status of ratification

No. A referendum is necessary for ratification. This has not been scheduled and is unlikely to occur in 2018. A simple majority of the electorate is required.

Local or Regional CFI 

The Government has announced that Ireland will establish a local division of the UPC assuming that the proposed referendum is carried.

Location/Venue of CFI

Dublin

Judges 

One national judge and 2 judges from the pool.

Languages 

No information as yet.

UP/UPC implementing legislation

No draft implementing legislation for UP/UPC has been published. The UPC referendum will dictate the legislative timeline.

Other UP matters of interest 

Ireland has signed neither the UPC Agreement's Protocol on provisional application (PPA) nor the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (PPI). This is pending the outcome of the referendum which is still to be scheduled.

Twobirds contact 
Wouter Pors, Katharine Stephens, Michael Alt.

*Information for this country provided by John Cahir and Alison Quinn of A&L Goodbody, Dublin.