29 March 2020 – Limited court business to urgent matters

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Policing and justice
Sectors Involved: Physical distancing
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Irish courts will only hear urgent matters.

The courts have decided that urgent family law matters are certain orders relating to protecting people from violence and certain orders relating to care of children.

Other essential business is limited to applications for bail, habeas corpus, injunctions, examinerships, urgent wardship matters, urgent judicial review applications and issue of proceedings where the statutory time limit to issue will expire before 14 April 2020.

Court offices are open for essential business and by appointment only.
Full details here: https://beta.courts.ie/ga/node/2809