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The Supreme Court did not develop a "significant backlog" during the pandemic with over 100 judgments delivered last year, according to its latest annual report. Writing in the foreword to the court's 2021 annual report, which was published today, Chief Justice Donal O'Donnell said the pandemic "con

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The Irish courts remained extremely busy in 2021, with over 531,000 new cases and over 405,000 cases resolved, according to the latest Courts Service annual report. "Adaptation and innovation are two words which might best describe our efforts in 2021, as we dealt with the ongoing effects of a world

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Solicitors can now apply once for all the counties whose legal aid panels they wish to be placed on under a streamlined process. The Courts Service said it had replaced the "cumbersome process of having to apply separately in each individual county".

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The Courts Service has published its ICT strategy for the next three years, identifying six key themes and 42 actions to help make access to justice "easier, quicker and more cost effective". The 58-page document identifies six key themes and 42 actions, targeting improvements across external facing

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The audio recording systems of the Irish courts are to receive a €3 million upgrade, the Irish Examiner reports. The money will be used by the Courts Service of Ireland to overhaul and maintain the system.

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