Justice Minsters aims to keep court services in Roscommon despite refurbishments to courthouse

The Minister for Justice is hopeful that all court services can remain within Roscommon town next year, despite refurbishments at the courthouse.

Charlie Flanagan has told the Seanad that consultations will continue to take place with court practitioners and the Courts service, over possible venues for interim court sittings in 2020.

Last month it was confirmed that at least one million euro would be required to carry out urgent refurbishments at the courthouse, including electrical and roof repairs.

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Minor remedial works will be carried out to keep the courthouse open until March, but after that
Carrick on Shannon or Castlerea have been suggested as alternative venues for District and Circuit Court sittings.

Responding to a query from Senator Terry Leyden, this week, the Justice Minister said he would like to see all local court services continuing in Roscommon :