Courts Service News: 2015
The Courts Service e-zine is published every two to three months and features news and information on a variety of topics, including developments in the Courts Service. In December we publish a magazine.
Courts Service News Issue 3 July 2015
In this month's issue we take a look back at 2014 with a closer look at the Annual Report. The report highlights another busy year for the courts. Find out all you need to know about the new partnership between the Courts Service, Money Advice and Budgeting Service, Citizens Information and the Insolvency Service of Ireland which will assist unrepresented litigants in possession cases.
We also take a look at the future with the news that there will be four new courthouses around the country and a further three to undergo refurbishment.
The payment of court fines at local post offices has also been announced. Individuals will soon be able to pay court fines in instalments and thus reduce the chances of going to prison for non-payment of fines.
Galway became the latest courthouse to avail of the facility to remand prisoners via video conferencingrecently.
Members of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court participated in a "Meet the Judges" conference on trade mark and intellectual property litigation.
The Chief Justice's Summer Internship Programme continued this summer with students from each of the Law Schools in Ireland and three students from Fordham University in New York.
The Supreme Court visited Germany for a bilateral meeting with the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany.
Our regular features are also included: practice and procedures, appointments, retirements and Through the Lens.
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