Civil Debt (Procedures) Act 2015


Number 28 of 2015




1. Definitions

2. Regulations

3. Expenses

4. Jurisdiction

5. Service of documents

6. Power of judgment creditor to apply to court

7. Statement of means

8. Adjournment etc. of application under section 6

9. Court may not make concurrent attachment of earnings order and deduction from payments order

10. Attachment of earnings order

11. Service of attachment of earnings order

12. Compliance with attachment of earnings order

13. Attachment of earnings order: notification of changes

14. Power to determine whether particular payments are earnings

15. Persons in service of State, local authority, etc.

16. Deduction from payments order

17. Service of deduction from payments order

18. Compliance with deduction from payments order

19. Deduction from payments order: notification of changes

20. Variation of relevant order

21. Cesser of relevant order

22. Other remedies

23. Enforcement

24. Minister for Social Protection may prescribe scheme for purposes of Act

25. Repeals

26. Amendment of Act of 1940

27. Short title and commencement

Acts Referred to

Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 (No. 32)

Companies Act 2014 (No. 38)

Companies Acts

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (No. 24)

Debtors Act (Ireland) 1872 (35 & 36 Vict. c. 57)

Employment Agency Act 1971 (No. 27)

Enforcement of Court Orders (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 21)

Enforcement of Court Orders Act 1926 (No. 18)

Enforcement of Court Orders Act 1940 (No. 23)

Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (No. 52)

Harbours Acts 1946 to 2005

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (No. 21)

Local Government Act 2001 (No. 37)

Personal Insolvency Act 2012 (No. 44)

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26)

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (No. 39)


Number 28 of 2015


An Act to provide for the enforcement of court judgments in relation to certain debts; to provide for the making by the District Court of attachment of earnings orders and deduction from payments orders in certain circumstances; to amend the Debtors Act (Ireland) 1872 and section 6 of the Enforcement of Court Orders Act 1940 to remove references to the imprisonment of debtors for non-payment of debt; and to provide for related matters.

[27 th July, 2015]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: