Courts Service of Ireland



Judges claim over €1 million in expenses in first half of the year

Judges claimed over €1 million in expenses in the first half of 2019, slightly less than in the same period last year, according to new Courts Service figures.

Published 15 August 2019

Tuam's 180-year-old courthouse to be demolished rather than refurbished

The 180-year-old courthouse building in Tuam will be demolished and replaced rather than refurbished, Courts Service officials have confirmed.

Published 12 August 2019

Dozens of appeals brought forward to October in anticipation of Court of Appeal expansion

Dozens of appeals which may not have been heard until 2020 or 2021 have been brought forward as early as October in anticipation of the expansion of the Court of Appeal.

Published 25 July 2019

Courts Service rolls out online search for liquor and club licenses

The Courts Service has today rolled out a new online system for searching for intoxicating liquor and club licenses.

Published 22 July 2019

Refurbishment works at Wicklow Courthouse delayed again

Refurbishment works at Wicklow Courthouse have been delayed again, according to a local TD.

Published 11 July 2019

Chief Justice highlights online initiatives at launch of Courts Service annual report

The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, highlighted a number of initiatives to create a stronger online presence for the courts at today's launch of the Courts Service annual report for 2018.

Published 8 July 2019

Online e-licensing pilot extended to Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Louth

A pilot scheme to allow solicitor firms to lodge, pay and track applications for licensing online has been extended to counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Louth.

Published 11 June 2019

Courts Service 'exchanges documents' on purchase of 5,000㎡ site for new Portaloise courthouse

The Courts Service of Ireland has exchanged key documents to take forward the acquisition of a 5,000㎡ site for a new courthouse in Portlaoise.

Published 21 May 2019

Kilcock Courthouse to be permanently closed under Courts Service plans

Kilcock Courthouse will be closed permanently under plans put out to consultation by the Courts Service of Ireland.

Published 24 April 2019

Centralised unit for the service of EU documents established in Castlebar

A new centralised unit for the service of EU documents across the whole country has been established in Castlebar.

Published 16 April 2019

Laois courthouse plans no further forward

Plans for a new courthouse in Laois have now moved forward despite pressure from county councillors, the Leinster Express reports.

Published 15 January 2019

Courts Service to centralise jury summons system to improve juror attendance

The Courts Service of Ireland has announced plans to centralise jury summons in order to improve the number of people showing up for jury duty, The Times reports.

Published 14 January 2019

All steamed up: Master of High Court breaks window panes in the Four Courts

Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan SC, had to break three window panes in the Four Courts with a hammer to dispel "a fug" in his courtroom, The Sunday Times reports.

Published 14 January 2019

Leading family lawyer welcomes new security measures at Phoenix House

Leading family lawyer Keith Walsh has welcomed an increase in security at Phoenix House following an incident late last year.

Published 9 January 2019