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Irish Notary Public Services in Dublin 

Telephone: 01 6712773  E-mail: cy@yor.ie

Dublin Notary Public

A Notary Public is empowered by law and by custom and usage of notaries through the ages to

  • Administer Oaths
  • Attest Signatures
  • Authenticate Documents
  • Give Notarial Acts
  • Take Affidavits (other than for the courts in Ireland)
  • Take Affirmations and Declarations
  • Receive and Make Protests under Mercantile Law, and issue notarial certificates in respect of documents and persons.
  • Draw up Powers of Attorney and other legal documents customarily prepared by Notaries Public

Notary on Call Services - we can attend your place of business in Dublin City Centre once appointments are made in advance

Understanding the document

It is the persons own responsibility to ensure that they understand the document they intend to sign before a Notary. It is not a Notary's duty, to ensure, that the person can understand the document, but it is usual, for the Notary to ask for and be given an assurance from the person, that they understand the document.


If the document is a highly technical document, such as a building agreement or a Power of Attorney or is in a language, that the person does not understand, it is the duty of that person to have the document explained beforehand to them by somebody competent to do so. It is not the duty of the Notary, to explain the document to the person.

It is important, that any person signing legal documents takes legal advice before going to the Notary. The Notary is normally only concerned with verification of identity, name, address and signature and the ability in a general way to understand the document.

Foreign Language documents

The Notary does not need to understand the foreign language in which the document is written. The Notary however will seek an assurance from the person signing the document, that they understand the document and if the Notary is so satisfied, he will stamp the foreign language document with a statement to the following effect "the notarial act is limited to the verification of the identity, legal capacity, name and signature of the appearer unless otherwise expressly stated in the English language".