As of December 2016, I have been appointed Peace Commissioner by the then Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald.
The powers and duties of Peace Commissioners consist primarily of:
- Taking statutory declarations
- Witnessing signatures on documents of required by various authorities
- Signing certificates and orders under various Acts
The Courts of Justice Act 1924 gives Peace Commissioners the power to issue summons and warrants. These powers are less frequently used these days. For example, applications for search warrants are normally made to the local District Court.
If you feel that I can be of assistance to you in any way, please don't hesitate to get in touch.