THE Chief Justice of Ireland has confirmed plans to build a new criminal courts complex next to Limerick Prison will go out to tender before the end of the year.
Mrs Justice Susan Denham was speaking during a visit to Limerick to mark the opening of the combined Courts Service offices at Merchants Quay,
Prior to the opening of the combined offices, there were separate offices for both the district court and circuit court.
Addressing a number of judges and other legal professionals from the region, Mrs Justice Denham said the opening of the combined offices was a “historic occasion in the delivery of court services in Limerick city and county”.
She also praised the work and committment of the Courts Service staff despite the increased pressures being placed on the organisation.
It is hoped that all criminal cases will be dealt with at the courts complex when it opens in 2015.
The Office of Public Works (OPW), which will oversee the construction of the new facility, is expected to seek tenders from interested parties in the coming weeks.
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