Councillor James O’Sullivan appointed a Peace Commissioner for Wicklow

Sat, Jul 28, 2012

Local Events, National News

Greystones Town Council member, Councillor James O’Sullivan, has been appointed a Peace Commissioner by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter TD. On receiving his Warrant of Appointment from the Minister, Councillor O’Sullivan stated that he “was honoured and delighted to accept the appointment”. Peace Commissioners are appointed under Section 88 of the Courts of Justice Act 1924. 

Speaking after accepting the nomination and receiving his warrant of appointment, Councillor James O’Sullivan P.C. said, “I’m honoured and privileged to accept this voluntary position.”

The powers and duties of Peace Commissioners consist primarily of taking statutory declarations, witnessing signatures on documents as required by various authorities and signing certificates and orders under various Acts. It is an honorary position and a peace commissioner receives no remuneration or compensation from public funds. Peace commissioners are also not entitled to charge or receive for their own benefit any fee or compensation from members of the public.

Councillor O’Sullivan said, “There is a considerable demand for Peace Commissioners in Greystones. In my own area, on New Road, in recent years we saw the passing of Sean Brady who served as a Peace Commissioner in the town for nearly forty years. I hope to be able to continue the good work which Sean did.”

“I’m proud to have been considered for this role by the Minister for Justice. I envisage that my appointment will further enhance the role I play in communities throughout North Wicklow. I will undertake the duties of this appointment with the utmost integrity and I am very much looking forward to assisting my constituents in this new position”, concluded Councillor O’Sullivan.

Cllr. James O’Sullivan P.C.

Councillor James O’Sullivan P.C. is available to witness and sign documents necessary for free in his role as a Peace Commissioner in Wicklow. You can arrange an evening or weekend appointment with him by email on

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