Courts Service of Ireland



New arrangements set out for criminal, family law and civil law business

The latest guidance from the Courts Service of Ireland in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, issued on Sunday night, is reproduced in full below.

Published 30 March 2020

Court judgments to be handed down via email during coronavirus outbreak

Written court judgments will be delivered by email instead of being handed down in court under new measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 24 March 2020

Additional measures taken to prevent crowding in criminal courts

Additional measures to prevent crowding in the Criminal Courts of Justice have been announced after "a glitch in the situation" yesterday.

Published 24 March 2020

Courts Service: Numbers attending court to be scaled back during coronavirus outbreak

The Courts Service of Ireland has announced measures to "scale back" the numbers attending court. The latest update, issued on Friday evening, is reproduced in full below.

Published 16 March 2020

Courts Service latest coronavirus update

The Courts Service of Ireland issued the below update on coronavirus yesterday evening at 6.30pm.

Published 13 March 2020

Courts Service coronavirus update (11 March 2020)

The Courts Service of Ireland issued the below update on coronavirus yesterday afternoon, which Irish Legal News is republishing in full.

Published 12 March 2020

Courts Service drawing up 'contingency plans' for coronavirus court closures

Contingency plans are being drawn up for the possibility of courthouses being closed due to coronavirus, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 6 March 2020

Thousands of fine notices to be reissued with new court dates after errors

Thousands of fine enforcement notices are set to be reissued with fresh court dates after an administrative error, the Courts Service of Ireland has said.

Published 27 January 2020

Online guilty pleas to be allowed under plans to improve courts efficiency

People will be allowed to plead guilty to certain offences online under plans being considered in a bid to improve the efficiency of the courts, according to reports.

Published 17 January 2020

Drivers should have to pay fines before renewing motor tax, Courts Service proposes

Drivers should not be able to renew their motor tax or sell their cars without paying outstanding fines, the Courts Service of Ireland has proposed.

Published 6 January 2020

Courts Service appoints two legal research managers

Barristers Emer Gillen and Juliet Dwyer have joined the Courts Service of Ireland management team.

Published 24 December 2019

Courts Service raises €1,000 for charity through KeepCup initiative

The Courts Service of Ireland has raised over €1,000 for charity through its new KeepCup initiative.

Published 20 December 2019

'Child distraction spaces' to be established in Irish courts

A project to install child distraction spaces in Irish courts has secured support through a new innovation fund.

Published 25 October 2019

School pupils take part in video conference with Supreme Court judges

Pupils from Carndonagh Community School in Co Donegal have become the first to take part in a video conference with Supreme Court judges under a new initiative aimed at helping young people understand the work of the court.

Published 21 October 2019

Refurbishment of Carndonagh courthouse 'put on the long finger' after March closure

The refurbishment of Carndonagh Courthouse has been put "on the long finger" after its closure in March, a local councillor has suggested.

Published 3 October 2019