IrelandCEPEJ Member: Richard QUILLIAM

Policy – SMR and Applied Policy – Access to Justice, Regulation & Reform
Department of Justice and Equality
Dublin


National Correspondent

Richard QUILLIAM
Policy – SMR and Applied Policy – Access to Justice, Regulation & Reform
Department of Justice and Equality
Dublin


Pilot Courts

Commercial Court within the High Court in Dublin
Mr Kevin O'NEILL
Principal Registrar
koneill [at] courts.ie 
HighCourtCentralOffice [at] courts.ie


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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 (Recent developments in the judicial field (complete information)).

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 (Recent developments in the judicial field (complete information)).


Organisational chart of the system of justice

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