As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998, management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service which is independent in exercising its functions.
However, in order to be of assistance, I have had enquiries made and I am informed that the Courts Service recognises that the conditions in Tralee Courthouse fall short of what is desirable in a modern courthouse. The Courts Service has stated that it is not possible to address all of the problems with Tralee courthouse because of the nature of the building and the restrictions of the site. However, the day to day problems are being addressed in so far as is possible within the resources currently available to the Court Service. The Courts Service has confirmed that it is addressing the immediate issues outlined by the Deputy in relation to the general cleanliness of the building and facilities.