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Commissioner for Oaths Limerick

Commissioner for Oaths

Thomas Dowling of Hogan Dowling McNamara Solicitors, Limerick was appointed as both a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in June 2014 and is appointed for life.

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to swear Affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents.

Essentially, a Commissioner for Oaths will:

  • establish that the person before him/her has read the draft affidavit and fully understands the contents
  • require the person to swear that the affidavit is true by raising the appropriate Holy Book in his/her right hand and repeating the words of the oath
  • verify that the affidavit was properly sworn by completing a “jurat” on the affidavi

Thomas is available to act as your Commissioner for Oaths by appointment at Hogan Dowling McNamara Solicitors, Limerick.


Please contact us by phone at 061 501100, email Thomas Dowling, Partner at tdowling@hdm.ie or get a call back by completing our contact form so we can provide you with further information or advice.

Oaths and Affirmations

A person making an oath will be required to swear the oath by raising the relevant Holy Book.  The oath to be taken by persons before the Commissioner for Oaths is:

I, A.B., swear by Almighty God that this is my name and handwriting, and that the contents of this affidavit are true”.

A person who has no religious belief is permitted to make a solemn affirmation, as follows:

I, A.B., do solemnly and sincerely affirm that this is my name and handwriting, and that the contents of this affidavit are true”.

A Commissioner for Oaths work mostly involves:

  • Swearing Affidavits
  • Statutory Declarations
  • Certifying a document to be a true copy of the original

You will have to attend in person with the document and bring with you a valid form of photo ID (usually passport or driver’s license) and a utility bill or other proof of address not less than 3 months old.  If documents are being certified as true copies of originals, you will need to bring the original with you also.

The cost of a Commissioner for Oaths service is set by Statute.  It is €10 to swear an Affidavit a document and €2 per exhibit.  It is €10 to certify a document to be a true copy.

If you want to make an appointment, simply email us at info@hdm.ie or call us on 061 501100.

Our specialist in this area is:

Thomas Dowling
00353 61 501100