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National Correspondent

Noel RUBOTHAM
Head of Reform and Development
Courts Service
Green Street Courthouse
Halston Street
Dublin 7
00-353-1-8886761
oelrubotham@courts.ie

Caroline MURPHY
Courts Policy Division
Department of Justice and Equality
51 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2

 

Caroline MURPHY

Courts Policy Division
Department of Justice and Equality
51 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
camurphy@justice.ie

 
Member of the Lisbon Network

 

Pilot Courts

 

 
Mary KELLY
Commercial Court of Dublin
Four Courts
DUBLIN 7
marykelly@courts.ie
 
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    www.Irishstatutebook.ie

Case-law of the higher court/s

    www.courts.ie
Other documents (e.g. forms)

    www.courts.ie

 

 
Recent developments in the judicial field

A new Criminal Courts Complex for Dublin


A new complex designed to concentrate all criminal business for the Dublin city area in one serviced location - known as the Criminal Courts of Justice - commenced operation in November 2009. The complex, extending to 25,000 sq. meters, will accommodate the District Court and Circuit Court criminal sittings and the Central Criminal Court, Special Criminal Court and Court of Criminal Appeal. It will also house the first Combined Court Office - a new single multi-jurisdictional court office model, providing support for the courts aforementioned (more).

Extension of case progression regime in Circuit Court


Amendments to the procedural rules of the Circuit Court – the intermediate level first instance jurisdiction in Ireland – were approved in late 2009 to deploy a case management regime (known as “case progression”) to various categories of civil litigation in that court. A similar regime had been deployed successfully for family law litigation during 2008 (more).
 

Organisational chart of the system of justice