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#Courts Service

# courts-service - Monday 8 July, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases Premiums

'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases

Awards in medical negligence cases in the High Court were also down last year.

# courts-service - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Only journalists and lawyers to be allowed text and tweet in court says Ireland's top judge Put The Phone Away

Only journalists and lawyers to be allowed text and tweet in court says Ireland's top judge

Justice Frank Clarke says the direction is about ensuring fair trials.

# courts-service - Sunday 29 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks Divestment

Courts Service of Ireland reduces shares in Big Tobacco, but still holds €4.5m worth in stocks

Critics state the Courts Services continued investment in the tobacco industry flies in the face of the government’s Tobacco Free Ireland vision.

# courts-service - Sunday 22 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Minister keen to give Smithfield family court complex the green light Hammond Street

Minister keen to give Smithfield family court complex the green light

The integrated court complex has been hampered in delays for years.

# courts-service - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail Welfare Fraud

Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail

46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.

# courts-service - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year Courts

Sharp increase in personal injury suits with almost 22,000 filed last year

The biggest award given in the courts last year was €9 million.

# courts-service - Monday 3 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Ethical Investment

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Exclusive

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# courts-service - Monday 28 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years IOU

Nearly €36 million in court fines unpaid in last four years

6,616 people have been committed to prison thus far in 2016 for non-payment of fines.

# courts-service - Sunday 27 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down? Factcheck

FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down?

Using previously unpublished data, FactCheck steps in to referee a heated dispute between the Law Society and the insurance industry.

# courts-service - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie There has been a jump in divorce cases, with more women than men applying Courts Service

There has been a jump in divorce cases, with more women than men applying

Meanwhile, the District Court dealt with 12,000 drugs offences and 30,000 public order offences in 2015.

# courts-service - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Are Ireland's children in care subject to a "geographic lottery"? Wild Variation

Are Ireland's children in care subject to a "geographic lottery"?

That’s what the Child Care Law Reporting Project is asking.

# courts-service - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fewer people are being taken to court for drink driving offences Dangerous Driving

Fewer people are being taken to court for drink driving offences

62% of the cases that appear before the District Court relate to road traffic offences, which is little change from the year previous.

# courts-service - Friday 13 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after 'mass gurrier brawl' Trouble Brewing

Calls for Portlaoise Courthouse to be moved after 'mass gurrier brawl'

“Up to 60 people were involved in a wholesale chaotic brawl, fisticuffs and dangerous scenes of violence.”

# courts-service - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The number of female judges has hit a record high Lady Justice

The number of female judges has hit a record high

Exactly one third of judges in the country are women.

# courts-service - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Court of Appeal sits for the first time, but they already have a 'ready-made backlog' Day One

Court of Appeal sits for the first time, but they already have a 'ready-made backlog'

The President of the Court said it is their goal to keep up to date with current appeals as far as reasonably possible.

# courts-service - Thursday 16 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most? Legal Costs

Judges claim €1.67 million in expenses - But who cost the most?

One judge cost the state €45,222 in expenses.

# courts-service - Monday 22 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses Justice

Swords, Balbriggan, Tallaght and Dún Laoghaire - You're keeping your courthouses

A plan to close them has been shelved.

# courts-service - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister adds to calls for 'imaginative' solution to court backlogs Traffic Jam

Justice Minister adds to calls for 'imaginative' solution to court backlogs

Road tax penalties, debt collectors, tax credit cuts have all been floated to deal with traffic fines.

# courts-service - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund Charities

Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund

The poor box has been in existence since before the foundation of the State.

From TheJournal.ie Confused about separation or divorce? New videos aim to offer simple advice Family Law

Confused about separation or divorce? New videos aim to offer simple advice

The videos, by the Ombudsman for Children and the Courts Service, offer advice on the workings of a family law court and the process of a separation.

# courts-service - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m 'Poor Box' fund Courts Service

Oxfam, Focus and Garda Trust all benefit from €2m 'Poor Box' fund

The ‘Poor Box’ option can be used by judges for a variety of reasons, including cases where a conviction might be inappropriate or adversely affect employment.

# courts-service - Monday 16 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns FLAC

Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns

The figures are contained in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which also details several high-profile cases.

# courts-service - Monday 19 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Chief Justice: death of judge Kevin Feeney is a 'great loss to the State' RIP

Chief Justice: death of judge Kevin Feeney is a 'great loss to the State'

The 61-year-old will be laid to rest this afternoon.

# courts-service - Monday 29 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW Kilmainham

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW

The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.

# courts-service - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Change in law sees almost 13,000 applications for safety and protection orders Domestic Violence

Change in law sees almost 13,000 applications for safety and protection orders

The figures for 2012 were laid out in today’s Annual Report from the Courts Service.

# courts-service - Monday 8 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix This post contains images

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

The 17 things we learned today…

From TheJournal.ie Chief Justice looks for ethics in the boardroom Boom And Bust

Chief Justice looks for ethics in the boardroom

Chief Justice Susan Denham said today that a “trail of devastation winds its way into our courts daily”.

From TheJournal.ie Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts Annual Report

Significant rise in number of rape cases in front of Irish courts

The vast majority of cases heard in Irish courts were related to road-traffic offences.

# courts-service - Saturday 2 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Court orders for repossessions fall by 30pc in 2012 Repossessions

Court orders for repossessions fall by 30pc in 2012

Figures from the Courts Service show that the number of repossessions has fallen 46 per cent in two years.

# courts-service - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's judges incur €1.67 million in expenses for 2012

Ireland's judges incur €1.67 million in expenses for 2012

Most of the expenses, which are down 42 per cent on 2008, were incurred in travel and subsistence.

# courts-service - Sunday 16 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths? Alcolocks

Are ignition locks the answer to cutting drink-drive deaths?

Ireland is considering introducing them as a sentencing option in drink-driving convictions, a measure recommended this week in the US.

# courts-service - Sunday 9 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget Budget 2012

Here's where Ireland overspent by €1.118 billion on last year's Budget

Nine Departments and agencies needed extra top-ups to their funding in 2012. Here’s where the overflow went.

# courts-service - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Abortion Bill, EU presidency, extra funding Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion Bill, EU presidency, extra funding

Two Government departments, and two state bodies, are seeking extra funding in today’s business at Leinster House.

# courts-service - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Fate of three Cork courts still up in the air Courts

Fate of three Cork courts still up in the air

Minister Shatter has said that “no court venue has been singled out or indeed exempted from the review process”.

# courts-service - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Irish courts heard 80 rape, 39 murder cases last year Annual Report

Irish courts heard 80 rape, 39 murder cases last year

The frequency of both murder and rape cases increased since 2010, as did the number of care orders granted to the HSE.

# courts-service - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Twelve new judges appointed to the courts New Job

Twelve new judges appointed to the courts

Seven judges have been nominated to the Circuit Court and five have been put forward for the District Court.

# courts-service - Friday 14 October, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Judges to lose the wigs from today Wig Out

Judges to lose the wigs from today

Starting this morning, judges will no longer be required to wear horsehair wigs – a tradition dating back to 1660 – in court.

# courts-service - Monday 25 July, 2011

From TheJournal.ie New Chief Justice rejects €38k pay rise Judges Pay

New Chief Justice rejects €38k pay rise

Chief Justice Susan Denham says the judiciary does not oppose a referendum allowing their pay to be cut – and has refused a pay rise of €38,044.