Court Houses

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Northern Ireland's justice minister Naomi Long has reassured Derry solicitors that the city's Bishop Street courthouse will reopen "once Covid has passed". Department of Justice officials have met with the Law Society of Northern Ireland and are set to meet with the Foyle Local Solicitors Associatio

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Court sittings in Kilrush, Co Clare have been moved to Ennis until further notice following the discovery of a bat roost in the attic of the town's historic courthouse. The Courts Service wrote to solicitors, gardaí and other court users yesterday to confirm the courthouse will not be able to

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The Four Courts dome is set to become visible again for the first time in more than six years after the Office of Public Works (OPW) confirmed scaffolding would be removed during the court vacation. The OPW completed the enabling, investigative and entablature repairs works to the Four Courts dome a

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Work has resumed on the long-running renovation of the Four Courts dome following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions on construction and the remaining work will be "determined and planned" by the end of the year. A spokesperson for the Office of Public Works (OPW) told Irish Legal News they wer

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All windows at Newtownards Courthouse will be upgraded and replaced over the summer, Justice Minister Naomi Long has confirmed. Mrs Long told MLAs the plans are "well advanced" and will "address long-standing maintenance issues and improve energy efficiency".

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Former courthouses in rural communities are among buildings set to be transformed with public funding into remote working hubs, libraries, e-learning, cultural, enterprise and community spaces. Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys today announced €75 million in funding for

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Ownership of Bangor's historic courthouse has been transferred to a community group as part of a project to regenerate the Co Down town's seafront. Built in 1866, the courthouse was originally a branch of the Belfast Banking Company and contained a private residence for the bank manager and his fami

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Police are investigating a major fire at Belfast's historic Crumlin Road courthouse last night. The 170-year-old building is located directly opposite from Crumlin Road Gaol and has laid empty since it ceased to function as a courthouse in 1998.

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The observation post at Omagh Courthouse has been removed but there are no plans to do away with its controversial wire meshing and grills, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. There have been various calls in recent years for the courthouse to be "normalised" by removing Troubles-era security meas

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The use of court houses for benefit appeal hearings in Northern Ireland has delivered reduced waiting times and costs, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. Although recognising that the matter is "a source of debate", Ms Long defended the practice in response to a written Assembly question from Sin

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Court sittings will continue to take place in an alternative venue in Roscommon Town during the refurbishment of the town's courthouse, the Courts Service has confirmed. Denis Naughten, independent TD for Roscommon, told Midwest Radio that he had been assured that premises had been sourced for Distr

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