1. These Rules, which may be cited as the Circuit Court Rules (Jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters), 2004 shall come into operation on the 23rd day of December, 2004.
2. The Order referred to in these rules shall be added to and construed together with those Orders contained in the Circuit Court Rules, 2001, as amended.
2. Order 2(h) and (i) shall cease to apply save in relation to the Kingdom of Denmark and the following provisions shall be inserted which shall apply to all other Member States of the European Community:
Order 2 (j) Subject to chapter II of Council Regulation (EC) No.44/2001, the jurisdiction of the Court in proceedings that may be instituted in the State by virtue of Article 2, 9 (1)(a), 12, 16, 19(1) or 20 or the proviso to Article 22 (1) of that Regulation shall be exercised by a judge of the Court for the time being assigned to the circuit where the defendant, or one of the defendants, ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation.
Order 2 (k) The jurisdiction of the Circuit Court relating to proceedings that may be instituted in the State by virtue of Article 9 (1)(b) or 16 of Council Regulation (EC) No.44/2001 by a plaintiff domiciled in the State may be exercised by a judge for the time being assigned to the circuit in which the plaintiff or one of the plaintiffs ordinarily resides or carries on any profession, business or occupation.