Thursday, 8 March 2018

Ceisteanna (214)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

214. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding a probate application (details supplied); the number ahead of it on the queue; and when he expects this case to be concluded. [11369/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 to the Deputy, I have had enquiries made and the Courts Service has advised that the Grant of Administration issued in this case in February 2018 and that the Probate Office has no further role in this matter. The Courts Service has further advised that the estate can now be administered and that the applicant may wish to consult further with their solicitor in the matter.