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1. You should make your application for discovery in aid of execution in the District Court and essentially compel the debtor to provide information about his income from his employers and to SIPO for the declarations of interest. Be aware that because an instalment order has been made and not adhered to, then you will get your application granted for the asking for it. The originating notice of motion procedure is used in the Circuit Court and High Court. The application is made under the Debtor's Act and will be heard in the normal way by a District Court judge.
2. You should really be getting discovery in aid of execution in relation to this person's bank accounts and financial affairs as well as their salary, as ultimately, it would be easier if you could garnishee his bank account or his pension pot. I would also advise you to hire a solicitor if you want to stop the whole process wearing you out, flying back and forth. An Irish solicitor who is engaged in debt collection would save you a lot of stress and do a better job. Discovery in aid of execution is really used to give a full financial picture of the debtor's assets, such as a house and income, so you can extract the money easily. As you are dealing with a slippery customer, you should really get an Irish solicitor with debt collection experience to help you.
3. You use the District Court procedure in the District Court. I only mentioned that the Originating Motion procedure was used in a different court to the one you are in, so you would know not to use it. You should include the several different items in the one application, but direct it to different respondents, like the uni. You should also consider committal to court for failure to comply with the instalment order. This will frighten him if he considers himself "respectable".
4. You should explain to the solicitor when initiating the retainer that you essentially want to recover the money due plus legal costs and if necessary, agree a percentage for the solicitor or agree legal fees at the outset. The solicitor should be one experienced in debt collection. It appears to me that there is plenty of money here but you lack the legal knowledge and wherewithal to get the debtor on the hook because you are not experienced in debt collection yourself.
5. There is an old adage that "A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client". Reading what you have written, you have got too close to this matter. So, you should really let someone experienced take over. Your analysis of the committal process is flawed. So, you need help, from someone who is experienced as a solicitor, not a debt collection company, who are not used to the hard cases.
6. Salaries aren't directly attachable in Ireland owing to legislation on this point, with the exception of Family law issues. However, if you were doing the thing correctly, your payment order should achieve the same thing. So, it is time you let someone else take over.
7. Don't be a bigger fool, searching for a lawyer on Google. Get a reference from someone else who has been engaged in debt collection in Ireland. Speak with your debt collection company and see who they would recommend but realise their lawyer might be just as professional as themselves. Speak with another solicitor in the game in Ireland. That is probably the best bet for your case.
8. If you haven't been able to pay rent, engage the solicitor on a percentage basis. Finally, go after the money, not committal as this person has plenty of money. Your committal application is probably not worth the paper it is written on, if you did it yourself. So, start afresh with a new solicitor.
9. Glad to be of assistance. I appreciate the difficult situation you find yourself in. Have a good day.