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 (though not for use in 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
The acts of Notaries Public have worldwide recognition.