Dáil Éireann - Volume 415 - 29 January, 1992

Written Answers. - Tallaght District Court Facility.

286. Mr. Taylor asked the Minister for Justice if the volume of work being carried out in Rathfarnham District Court at present is largely from the Tallaght area; if it is an essential facility that this district courthouse be located in Tallaght, in or around the area of the town centre; if in the circumstances he will open discussions with Dublin County Council to have arrangements made for the planning and provision of this facility for the people of Tallaght; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Burke): The case-load of Rathfarnham District Court is about 11,000 per year. Approximately two-thirds of that caseload originates in the Tallaght area. The entire caseload is disposed of in two and a half days per week.

I am informed that the present arrangements are adequate. If, however, [235] Dublin County Council decided to provide a courthouse in Tallaght, I shall consider whatever proposals they make.