Over 70,000 euro was spent on providing modern video technology facilities at Carrick-on-Shannon courthouse IN 2021.
The building's audio visual technology underwent a major upgrade earlier this year in order to allow evidence to be presented via video link as well as selecting juries remotely.
Due to the pandemic, it was necessary for juries to be located in nearby hotels and then jurors to be called via video link in order for trials to proceed.
Previously cases involving remote video evidence had to be heard in Sligo or other courthouses in the north western region.
According to documents released through Freedom of information the installation of video technology in the courthouse cost a total of 452,324, with witness room installation also costing €5,125.
Enabling works at the court building in Carrick-on-Shannon also cost a total of over 15,000 euro (€15,774.58) and all works were complete by mid-June.
The courthouse also required the installation of screens as per public health advice in the court building with their total cost coming to €4,477.36.