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What is a Notary Public?

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A Notary Public is an officer constituted by law. Each Notary Public is appointed by the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Ireland and assigned to a specific county.

A Notary Public serves in non contentious matters usually concerned with foreign or international business. The function is mainly to attest the identity and authenticity of signatories and documents. The acts of Notaries Public have worldwide recognition.

A Notary Public is empowered by law, and custom and the usage of notaries through the ages to: Administer oaths; Attest signatures; Authenticate documents; Give notarial acts; Taking affidavits other than for the Courts in Ireland; Taking affirmations and declarations generally; Receiving and making protests under Mercantile Law and the issue of notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons; Drawing up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by a Notary Public.

Who is our Notary Public?

David Walley is our Notary Public in Dublin. He was appointed and Commissioned for Life by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1991. You can view David Walley's profile here. David Walley qualified as a Solicitor in 1978 and has over 38 years experience advising clients. He was also appointed a Commissioner for Oaths in 1982.


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