Due to the unprecedented number of Judges that are absent, the President of the District Court has therefore, decided to cancel courts 8 and 23 in the Four Courts for the remainder of the week commencing 18th April 2022.
Those attending court are requested to observe public health guidance regarding social distancing, hand hygiene, cough/sneeze etiquette and use of face coverings while in the court building and the court room.
The Courts Service has set out guidance on how to access the courts safely and we expect all court users to observe this guidance. The Courts Service has put measures in place to help people safely navigate their way through court buildings and again we ask for your cooperation. In the event that courts cannot be conducted safely Judges may have to suspend cases until a safe environment can be achieved.
Please note that apart from the above, absence of key personnel including judges, court staff, Gardai, Prison Service and practitioners may also result in individual cases being unable to proceed as planned. Every effort will be made to minimise disruption.
Judge Paul Kelly
President of the District Court.