Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Questions (491)

Holly Cairns


491. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice the locations of all offices and buildings either owned or used by her Department or by public bodies and agencies that operate under her remit which are usually open to the public to access services. [44917/21]

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The Department of Justice Immigration Service Delivery offices located at Burgh Quay and the International Protection Office on Lower Mount Street in Dublin are open to the public to access services.

The International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) premises on Hanover Street is provided and managed by the Department of Justice Corporate Facilities Unit. Onsite hearing rooms and facilities that are usually available to parties to Tribunal hearings, are currently not in use as part of COVID-19 controls. However, the Tribunal intends to resume onsite hearings on a phased basis from the 4th October 2021.

The locations of all offices and buildings either owned or used by agencies, offices or bodies under the aegis of the Department which are usually open to the public to access services are as follows:

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission’s (GSOC) office located at 150, Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1, which is usually open to the public to access services, is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is planned that the public office will reopen during October.

While GSOC offices in Longford (IDA Business Park, Ballinalee Road, Co. Longford N39 A308) and Cork (Unit 4D The Atrium, Blackpool Retail Park , Co Cork. T23T2VY) are not open to the public to access services, they are accessed by the public from time to time to meet with GSOC staff for meetings and interviews.

Insolvency Service of Ireland

The Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) is located at Block 2, Phoenix House, Conyngham Road, Dublin, 8 D08 T3CK. The only service available to the public is access to Registers. Any party who wishes to search or inspect the Register of EU Personal Insolvencies or any of the registers maintained by the ISI under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 can do so. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic this service is currently available by appointment only.

An Garda Síochána

Details of the extensive network of Garda stations along with contact information is available on the Garda website at the following link: www.garda.ie/en/contact-us/station-directory/ Legal Aid Board

The Legal Aid Board has a national network of law centres and mediation centres which are open to the public to access services.

Legal Aid Board law centres are open to the public and details of the locations of these law centres is available on the Legal Aid Board website at: www.legalaidboard.ie/en/contact-us/find-a-law-centre/

Details of Legal Aid Board mediation centres are available at: www.legalaidboard.ie/en/contact-us/find-a-mediation-office/

The Probation Service

The Probation Service has 35 offices nationwide which are open to clients on an appointment only basis. Details of these locations are available on their website at: www.probation.ie/jn/PB/officecontactspage?readform

Property Services Regulatory Authority

The PSRA’s Navan office is usually open to the public to access services. The public office was closed at the onset of Covid-19 and remains closed at this time. All PSRA services can be accessed online and staff are available by phone or email to address any public queries or to provide any required assistance.

Courts Service

I am informed by the Courts Service that all court buildings are open to the public. The table below outlines the buildings which are in active use.


Carlow Courthouse, Court Place, Co. Carlow


Cavan Courthouse, Farnham Street, Co. Cavan

Virginia Courthouse, Main Street, Virginia, Co. Cavan


Ennis Courthouse, Gort Road, Ennis, Co. Clare

Kilrush Courthouse, Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare


Bandon Courthouse, Emmet Row, Bandon, Co. Cork

Bantry Courthouse, Bantry, Co. Cork

Clonakilty District Court Office, Block H, The Waterfront, Clarke Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 YF96

Clonakilty Courthouse, Connolly Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Cork Circuit Court, The Courthouse, Washington Street, Cork City

Cork District Court, Anglesea Street, Cork City

Fermoy Courthouse, Courthouse Road, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Macroom Courthouse, Barrack Lane, Macroom, Co. Cork

Mallow District Court, The Courthouse, William O'Brien Street, Mallow, Co. Cork

Midleton Courthouse, Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork

Skibbereen Courthouse, North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Youghal District Court, Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork

Youghal Court Office, 58/59 South Main Street, Quay Lane, Youghal, Co. Cork


Ballyshannon Courthouse, Portnason, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Buncrana Courthouse, Main Street, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Donegal Courthouse, Tirchonal Street, Co. Donegal

Donegal District Court Office, Diver Building, Bridge Street, Donegal Town

An Clocan Laith, Dungloe, Co. Donegal

Glenties Courthouse, Community Centre,Co. Donegal

Letterkenny Courthouse, High Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal


Aras Ui Dhalaigh, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

Balbriggan Courthouse, The Square, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Blanchardstown Courthouse, Block 4, Grove Court, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Bridewell Courthouse, Chancery Street, Dublin 7

Chancery Place Courthouse, Chancery Place, Dublin 7

Childrens Courts, 6 Smithfield, Dublin 7

Cloverhill Courthouse, Cloverhill Road, Dublin 22

Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

Dolphin House, East Essex Street, Dublin 2

Dun Laoghaire Courthouse, Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Four Courts Complex, Inns Quay, Dublin 7

Green Street Courthouse, Halston Street, Dublin 7

Court of Appeal, Inns Quay, Church Street, Dublin 7

Phoenix House, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Swords District Court Office, Units 2, 3, 4 & 5, Bridge Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords Courthouse, North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin

Tallaght Courthouse, Westpark, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Legal Cost Adjudicators Office, 25/26 Merchants Hall & 27/30 Merchants House, Merchants Quay, Dublin 7


Ballinasloe Courthouse, Society Street, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Clifden Courthouse, Galway Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

Derrynea Courthouse, Casla, Connemara, Co. Galway

Galway Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Co. Galway

Gort Courthouse, The Square, Gort, Co. Galway

Kilronan Courthouse, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

Loughrea Courthouse, The Green, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Tuam Courthouse, Weir Road, Co. Galway


Caherciveen Courthouse, New Market Street, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry

Dingle Courthouse, The Mall, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Kenmare Courthouse, The Square, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Killarney Courthouse, Fair Hill, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Listowel Courthouse, Courthouse Road, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Tralee Court Offices, 203 & 204 Centrepoint, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Tralee Courthouse, Ashe Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry


Athy Courthouse, Emily Square/Back Square, Athy, Co. Kildare

Naas Courthouse, Main Street South, Naas, Co. Kildare


Kilkenny Courthouse, Parliament Street, Co. Kilkenny


Portlaoise Courthouse, Main Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois


Carrick on Shannon Courthouse, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Manorhamilton Courthouse, The Glens Centre, Co. Leitrim


Limerick Courthouse, Merchants Quay, Limerick City

Limerick Courthouse, Mulgrave Street, Co. Limerick

Newcastlewest Courthouse, Bishop Street, Newcastlewest, Co. Limerick

Kilmallock Courthouse, Millmount, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick


Longford Courthouse, Main Street, Co. Longford


Ardee Courthouse, Faire Green, Ardee, Co. Louth

Drogheda Courthouse, St. Patricks, Well Lane, Co. Louth

Dundalk Courthouse, Crowe Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth


Achill Courthouse, Achill Sound, Achill, Co. Mayo

Ballina Courthouse, Kevin Barry Street, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Belmullet Courthouse, Belmullet Civic Centre, Town Park, Belmullet, Co. Mayo

Castlebar Courthouse, The Mall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo


Navan Courthouse, Kennedy House, Navan, Co. Meath

Trim Courthouse, Castle Street, Trim. Co. Meath


Carrickmacross Courthouse, Main Street, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Monaghan Courthouse, Church Square, Co. Monaghan


Tullamore Courthouse, Cormac Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly


Ballaghaderreen Courthouse, Main Street, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon

Castlerea Courthouse, Barrack Street/Main Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Harristown Courthouse, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Roscommon Office, Government Buildings, Golf Links Road, Co. Roscommon

Roscommon Courthouse, Abbey Street, Co. Roscommon

Strokestown Courthouse, Church Street, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon


Sligo Courthouse, Teeling Street, Co. Sligo

Tubbercurry Courthouse, Humbert Street, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo


Carrick on Suir Courthouse, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary

Cashel Courthouse, Commandant P.J. Hogan Square, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Clonmel Court Office, The Courthouse, Nelson Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Nenagh Courthouse, Bamba Square, Nenagh, Tipperary North

Thurles Courthouse, Pudding Lane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary


Dungarvan Courthouse, T. F. Meagher Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Lismore Courthouse, Lismore, Co. Waterford

Waterford Court Office, The Courthouse, Catherine Street, Co. Waterford


Athlone Courthouse, Pearse Street, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Mullingar Courthouse, Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath


Gorey Courthouse, Civic Offices, Civic Square, The Avenue, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Wexford Courthouse, Belvedere Road, Co. Wexford


Arklow Courthouse, Main Street, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Bray Courthouse, Block D, Cualann Civic Centre, Main Street, Co. Wicklow