Ballinamore courthouse repairs delayed for structural report

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan

Essential repair works on Ballinamore Courthouse have been delayed while a structural engineer prepares a report on the building.

Eamon Scanlon, TD for Sligo–Leitrim, said the building was in a “dilapidated condition”.

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said work was due to be undertaken on the building’s roof earlier this year.

However, the Courts Service of Ireland has said it requires a report on the structure of the building before work can commence.

In a written parliamentary answer, Mr Flanagan said: “The Courts Service is currently awaiting a structural engineer’s report on the building which will inform the refurbishment process.”