Notary Public

Brian O'Connor was appointed as a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ireland in 2012 and holds a Diploma in Notarial Law.  

The functions of a Notary Public include:

  • Attesting/verifying signatures for commercial or court use abroad.
  • Witnessing Powers of Attorney for the sale, purchase and mortgage of property abroad.
  • Certifying copy documents for use abroad.
  • Attesting documents for foreign adoptions.
  • Drawing up ships protests.

A Notary is empowered to administer oaths and take affidavits. A Notary may draw up documents of a legal nature, take evidence as a Commissioner for foreign courts and also verify translations from a foreign language and vice versa.  A Notary’s formal act is  executed under his official seal and signature.  For more information on the office of Notary Public, please visit our dedicated website.  

Brian O'Connor offers a comprehensive service to include notarising documentation, arranging for the Apostille to be affixed and, where required, the consularisation of documents. Brian will advise on the required protocols of all countries.  

Please note that following the introduction of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act, 2010, a Notary is obliged to obtain and keep sufficient evidence on his files as to the identity and the address of all appearers for at least five years.  These are compulsory checks which a Notary must make and does not mean you are under suspicion.  It is important that you bring with you your passport and a recent utility bill when you visit a Notary as you will be asked for these documents.