New rules of the courts have been issued in order to facilitate the operation of the Companies Act 2014 which entered into force on 1 June 2015. These rules have been published in the form of statutory instruments (S.I.), with the District Court (Companies Act 2014) Rules 2015 issued as S.I. No. 256 of 2015 and the Rules of the Superior Courts (Companies Act 2014) 2015 issued as S.I. No. 255 of 2015, which came into operation on 1 July 2015. These new rules deal with various matters for which applications can be made to the courts including mergers and divisions, high court examinership and the winding-up of companies.