Court sittings to continue on Aran Islands

Monday 25 February 2013 18.09
The Courts Service said sittings in Cill Rónáin on Inis Mor will not be affected
The Courts Service said sittings in Cill Rónáin on Inis Mor will not be affected

Court sittings are to continue on the Aran Islands, following a review conducted by the Courts Service.

A public consultation in relation to 13 court venues around the country has been ongoing for the last few months.

Seven of the locations in question are in Counties Mayo and Galway.

The Courts Service said sittings in Cill Rónáin on Inis Mor will not be affected.

Business at An Spidéal will be transferred elsewhere following the review.

A new location for the court in Derrynea in south Connemara has been identified.

The Court Service says this will result in an improved venue for sittings in that area.

No decisions have been made in relation to the four locations under review in Co Mayo. These are at Achill, Ballyhaunis, Swinford and Westport.

The consultations involve discussions with solicitors, gardai and community groups.