Overview of the role of witnesses in court cases in Ireland.
Document describing the different types of witnesses that can be called in a court of law in Ireland.
This document outlines who is competent to be a witness and sets out people who are not considered to be competent witnesses.
This document describes situations when a person can be compelled (forced) to give evidence in a court of law.
Rules about how witnesses under 18 years of age can give evidence in the District Court, the Circuit Court or the Central Criminal Court.
This document describes what is involved in being a witness in a court case and witness expenses.
The rules for witnesses giving evidence in a court of law.
This document discusses situations when witnesses in a court case are allowed to give their evidence by video-link.
An afffidavit is a sworn written statement that sets out the evidence that a witness wants to give in court in Ireland.
What happens if a witness refuses to give evidence in a criminal trial? This law on this area is covered by the Criminal Justice Act 2006.
A hostile witness is a witness who appears unwilling to tell the truth. Find out how a hostile witness is treated in court here.