In pursuance of the powers vested in me by order 127 of the Rules of the Superior Court (No. 2) of 1993, I hereby make to following directions and regulations concerning the application of persons to be appointed a notary public.
1. The applicant shall before making application for appointment satisfy the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland that he or she has a sufficient knowledge of notarial matters and procedures and of the particular legal provisions applicable to notarial matters to be a competent and efficient person to carry out the duties of a notary public if appointed.
2. In the event of an applicant for appointment as a notary public failing to obtain from the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland a certificate of competency above referred to the faculty shall state in writing the reasons why they have declined to grant their certificate.
3. In the event of an intending applicant for appointment as a notary public failing to obtain the certificate of competency above referred to *he / she shall still be entitled to continue to apply but upon making an application under such circumstances shall exhibit on affidavit the decision issued by the faculty as to their reasons for declining to grant a certificate and may adduce such other evidence as it is intended to rely upon in making the application with regard to competency.