Courts Service Drop Closure Plans

A plan to close four Dublin courts have been abandoned, due to the possibility of increased costs and organisational problems.

In a statement released today, the Court Service of Ireland said that while the issues that drove them to review the number of courts remain, they have now decided not to close courts in Dún Laoghaire, Tallaght, Swords and Balbriggan, saying that alternative strategies would be needed.

The Courts Service had published proposals in June that would have resulted in the closures. However, it says that extensive consultation had revealed that "potential impact on court users".


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