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Notary Public in Dublin City Centre

St. Stephen's Green Notary PublicSt. Stephen's Green Notary PublicCathal Young is a Notary Public and Solicitor in Dublin City Centre.  He is based at 1-2 Lower Leeson Street (entrance on Earlsfort Terrace) just steps from St. Stephen's Green.

He is also a partner in the long established legal practice, Cathal N. Young & O'Reilly Solicitors and Notaries Public.



Notaries are an integral part of the legal order in common and civil law. They St, Stephen's Green Notary PublicSt, Stephen's Green Notary Publicare one of the three pillars of the legal order (magistrates, notaries, lawyers). Their essential mission, is to confer authenticity on the legal instruments and contracts they establish for their clients in areas of law as diverse as marriage contracts, company statutes, wills, real estate transactions, etc.    

What is a 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

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On July 22, 2022, the Hague Conference on Private International Law issued a press release stating that Senegal deposited an instrument of accession to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.

In the near future, to certify Senegalese documents, it will be enough to stamp them with an apostille instead of going through the complicated procedure of consular legalization. In addition, the Senegalese authorities will begin to accept on their territory, without additional authentication procedures, foreign documents previously apostilled by the states that issued them.

According to media reports, one of the factors that forced the Senegalese authorities to speed up the decision on the question of accession to the Convention was the presence of a large diaspora of representatives of the local population abroad. According to various estimates, there are currently between 550,000 and 2.5 million Senegalese citizens abroad who are constantly struggling to legalize documents. Today, more than 100,000 immigrants from Senegal live in France alone.

On March 23, 2023, the Apostille Convention for Senegal will come into force.


Indonesia Accedes To The Apostille Convention

Effective as of June 4, 2022, Indonesia has officially acceded to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, more commonly known as the Apostille Convention. In simple terms, Indonesia is now a member of the Hague Apostille Convention of 1961


On 16 June 2022, the President of Pakistan was reported to have approved the instrument of accession to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the Apostille Convention). Pakistan is now all set to deposit its instrument of accession to the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and begin reform of its document authentication process in line with international practices.

The Apostille Convention will enter into force for Pakistan on 9 March 2023. With this accession, the Convention now has 123 Contracting Parties. 


Saudi Arabia 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention).

The ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the Depositary for the HCCH Conventions. Saudi Arabia was represented by H.E. Mr Ziad Al Atiyah, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr Nasser Alghanoom, Deputy Head of Mission and Minister Plenipotentiary, and Mr Meshal Al Blawi, Head of Political and Economic Affairs. The Depositary was represented by Mr Jules van Eijndhoven, Head of the Treaties Division, and Mr Rieks Boekholt, Legal Officer, while the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH was represented by Dr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General, Mr Brody Warren, Attaché to the Secretary General, and Ms Nicole Sims, Legal Officer.

The Apostille Convention will enter into force for Saudi Arabia on 7 December 2022.


Jamaica accedes to the Apostille Convention

On 2 November 2020, Jamaica deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention).

With the accession of Jamaica, the Apostille Convention now has 119 Contracting Parties. It will enter into force for Jamaica on 3 July 2021. More information on this Convention is available on the Apostille Section of the HCCH website.

Although not yet a Member of the HCCH, Jamaica is now a Contracting Party to two HCCH Conventions.


Hague Apostille Country List

Listed below are the countries that are participants of the Apostille Convention (Hague Treaty Convention 12) and the convention is in force with the United States of America. The official list can be found at The Hague Conference on Private International Law’s website:

    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan

    • Bahamas
    • Bahrain
    • Barbados
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Belize
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Brunei Darussalam
    • Bulgaria
    • Burundi

    • Cape Verde
    • Chile
    • China, People's Republic of
      (Hong Kong & Macao Only)
    • Colombia
    • Cook Islands
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic

    • Denmark
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic

    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Estonia

  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Grenada
    • Guatemala
    • Guyana

    • Honduras
    • Hungary

    • Iceland
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy

    • Japan
    • Jamaica

    • Kazakhstan
    • Korea, Republic of
    • Kosovo
    • Kyrgyzstan

    • Latvia
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg

    • Malawi
    • Malta
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mauritius
    • Mexico
    • Moldova, Republic of
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco

  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • North Macedonia, Republic of
  • Norway
    • Oman

    • Palau
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal

    • Romania
    • Russian Federation

    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Samoa
    • San Marino
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Serbia
    • Seychelles
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Suriname
    • Swaziland
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland

    • Tajikistan
    • Tonga
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey

    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom of Great Britain
      and Northern Ireland
    • Uruguay
    • Uzbekistan

  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela


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