This section will be updated with information relevant to stakeholders, including periodic e-Briefs and Court Judgments.


The ISI has decided to formalise its communications to stakeholders as an e-Brief that will issue on a periodic basis.  All e-Briefs will be posted below as they are issued.

e-Brief Jun 2018

e-Brief Mar 2018

e-Brief Dec 2017

e-Brief Aug 2017

e-Brief May 2017

e-Brief Feb 2017


Links to relevant Court Judgments


Bankruptcy Judgments

High Court Judgment on Application for Extension of Bankruptcy by a Creditor – McCarthy –v- Sheerin 

High Court Judgment re (i) application for extension of Bankruptcy and (ii) sale of family home - Official Assignee -V- O'Shea Feb 2018

High Court Judgment re application for extension of Bankruptcy - Official Assignee -V- Webster Feb 2018

James Coady (a Former Bankrupt) [2017] IEHC 653


Electronic Communications Agreement

Section 134 of the Act provides for the giving of notices between parties, and the methods through which such notices may be given and received. In particular, it provides that where notices are given by electronic means, agreement must have been made in advance by the person giving and the person receiving such notice. In July 2014, the ISI invited Approved Intermediaries, Personal Insolvency Practitioners and creditors to sign an Electronic Communications Agreement that provided for the electronic exchange of information with and between all the relevant parties to the agreement. Taking into account the reality that most exchanges are carried out electronically, the ISI would ask that all Approved Intermediaries, Personal Insolvency Practitioners and creditors not already signed up to the agreement might do so as soon as possible. Any queries should be directed to ISI’s Policy Team at

PDF of Electronic Communications Agreement PDF located here