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Time limit for courts

THE Law Reform Commission has proposed bringing a time limit of two years for the bringing of a civil action before the courts.

The Report makes 26 recommendations for reform of the law and includes a draft Limitations Bill 2011 to implement them.

The Statute of Limitations sets down specific time limits available to a person to initiate a civil claim against another person.

The report proposes a new Limitations Bill to replace the 1957 Statute of Limitations, which allowed for different time limits in different circumstances - the most common cases this applied to involved contracts, debt and personal injuries.