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Enquiries relating to outstanding bench warrants, court dates, court results, bail applications / approval of sureties, lodgement of appeal, legal aid, applications for copy orders and police property applications are dealt with on a daily basis.

Administrative back up is provided to the court by way of issuing remand /committal / trial / extradition and bench warrants. Appeals are processed and legal aid claims are certified for payment.

All appropriate documentation is prepared in readiness for each court sitting.

  • information, complaints and summary charges in respect of which an accused shall have been arrested except proceedings under section 8 of the Enforcement of Courts Orders Act, 1940 and Courts (No.2) Act, 1986
  • proceedings for the estreating of any recognisance which is entered into consequent on an order made and applications to vary or discharge
  • garda applications for warrants of arrest or search
  • applications under the Police (Property) Act, 1897
  • applications for Free Legal Aid
  • bail applications / approval of sureties
  • extensions of time to appeal, bail applications for the purposes of appeal and lodgement of appeal papers.
  • breach of community service orders
  • breach of probation
  • sending forward for trial of indictable crimes and offences and hearing on summary charge ancillary to such crimes and offences


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