133. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans for the future of Swords courthouse; the projected timeline for planned developments within the building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20662/18 asked on 10 May 2018 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.  
In order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that there are no plans to carry out works to Swords Courthouse a...

113. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of refurbishment works at County Wicklow courthouse; when these works will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18274/18 asked on 25 Apr 2018 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, a number of developments in relation to Courts Service accommodation requirements are outlined in the Government’s recent National Development Plan 2018 -2027. They ...

225. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the project to refurbish and extend the historic courthouse in Waterford city; the timeframe for it to be completed; the timeframe for the first sitting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8135/18 asked on 20 Feb 2018 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998 management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had inquiries made and the Courts Service has advised that Waterford Courthouse is one of seven courthouses nationwide ...

147. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the courthouse in Tralee will be renovated (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6286/18 asked on 07 Feb 2018 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that it is aware of the deficiencies in the court accommodati...

219. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a structural engineer’s report for the remedial work on Ballinamore courthouse, County Leitrim has been supplied to the Courts Service and Leitrim County Council; if not, when the report will be conducted and supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 47995/17 asked on 14 Nov 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that work was due to be undertaken earlier this year on ...

467. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the railings at the front of the courthouse, Mullingar, County Westmeath will be removed in the context of the continued development. (Question 45898/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that Mullingar Courthouse is currently being extended as part...

181. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the stage at which refurbishment plans are at for Wicklow courthouse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44625/17 asked on 24 Oct 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that, as part of its provincial capital building programm...

186. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to provide the necessary funding to the Courts Service in Tralee, County Kerry, to carry out the refurbishment and upgrade works on the existing site at Tralee courthouse (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44908/17 asked on 24 Oct 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that, as part of its provincial capital building program...

119. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department has received a structural engineer’s report for the essential remedial work on Ballinamore courthouse, County Leitrim; if this report has been supplied to the Courts Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 44098/17 asked on 18 Oct 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that work was due to be undertaken earlier this year on ...

194. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when essential remedial work is to commence on Ballinamore courthouse, County Leitrim, which is in a dilapidated condition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42876/17 asked on 10 Oct 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that work was due to be undertaken earlier this year on ...

134. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide a commencement date for the refurbishments to Wicklow courthouse; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19537/17 asked on 02 May 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions. 
The Courts Public Private Partnership Bundle consists of seven projects in various locations nationwide - Cork, Drogheda, Letterkenny, Limerick, Mullingar, Wat...

135. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the rationale underpinning the allocation of funding to the refurbishment of courts under the action plan for rural development; the scoring system used; the results of this scoring system; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19538/17 asked on 02 May 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions. 
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that their objective is to provide approp...

77. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the poor condition of the railings at Carlow courthouse; and if she will ensure that remedial works are carried out as soon as possible. (Question 14803/17 asked on 28 Mar 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that it is aware of the poor condition of t...

90. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans for a building (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7659/17 asked on 15 Feb 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I wish to refer the Deputy to reply given to Parliamentary Question no. 120 of 14 February 2017 from Deputy Mattie McGrath, the text of which is as follows: ‘’As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
Ho...

120. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the re-opening of the courthouse in Tipperary town; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7271/17 asked on 14 Feb 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that the courthouse in Tipperary town was c...

125. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if Wicklow town courthouse is one of the seven courthouse refurbishment works included under action No. 102 of the action plan for rural development over the next two years at a cost of €135 million; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7281/17 asked on 14 Feb 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that Wicklow town courthouse is not one of ...

109. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the likely date for the reopening of Mullingar courthouse following its significant refurbishment and renewal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2844/17 asked on 24 Jan 2017 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that Mullingar Courthouse is being extended...

56. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to refurbish or engage in any maintenance work of Carndonagh Courthouse, County Donegal. (Question 39255/16 asked on 08 Dec 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that remedial and maintenance works were ca...

53. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 38065/16 asked on 30 Nov 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that internal upgrading works were carried ...

88. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the renovation of Killarney courthouse; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36919/16 asked on 29 Nov 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that internal upgrading works were carried ...

83. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality her plans to refurbish Swords District Court; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35256/16 asked on 16 Nov 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that works to repair damage to the ceiling ...

57. Deputy John Brady asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if there are plans to develop the old courthouse on Boghall Road, Bray; if not, if she will consider allowing the use of the premises to a community group in the area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34112/16 asked on 10 Nov 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that Courts Service staff relocated from th...

54. Deputy James Lawless asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the refurbishment of the courthouse in Kilcock, County Kildare; the timeframe involved; the nature of the works to be undertaken; the expected completion date of the refurbishment; the future plans for the courthouse; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32253/16 asked on 26 Oct 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that the courthouse in Kilcock is currently...

32. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when it is envisaged the court building in Kilcock will be reopened following ongoing renovations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29481/16 asked on 11 Oct 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that the courthouse in Kilcock is currently...

45. Deputy John Brassil asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide the necessary funding to the Courts Service in Tralee, County Kerry, to carry out the necessary refurbishment and upgrade works on the existing site at Tralee Courthouse (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 24816/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Court Accommodation Refurbishment)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As the Deputy will be aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that it is aware of the need to improve cou...