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Probate Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 3 November 2020

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Questions (1055)

Michael Ring


1055. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32574/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Probate Office is an office of the High Court and management of the courts is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions under the Courts Service Act 1998. Probate functions are also carried out by County Registrars at District Probate Registries in 14 provincial court offices.

However, in order to be of assistance, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has provided the following information to me.

While the Courts Service does not comment on individual cases, I am informed that the normal processing time in the Dublin Probate Office is currently approximately 8 weeks. This is dependent on the documents lodged by the solicitor being in order. If they are not in order, they will be returned for amendment and this will add to the processing time.