Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (109)

Brendan Griffin


109. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to making a premises (details supplied) in County Kerry available to the community; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26949/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

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 to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has informed me that the premises referred to by the Deputy is no longer used for court sittings.

The Courts Service understands that the building is still owned by the local authority and any enquiries as to its current or future use should be addressed to them.