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The Court Service is to carry out a review with interested parties before making a final decision on the future of Killorglin Courthouse.

Killorglin Courthouse

Deputy Michael Healy Rae had raised the matter with Minister Frances Fitzgerald outlining the vital role the court service in Killorglin plays in the community.

In a parliamentary question to the Minster, Deputy Healy Rae expressed grave concern about the possibility of the courthouse closing, and said there was great opposition from users of the service and the general public.

A 2012 review by the Courts Service had identified Killorglin courthouse as a venue which could be considered for closure subject to a detailed assessment and preparation of a business case.

An initial assessment was commenced in 2013.

However the Courts Service has said because of the lapse of time involved, it would be appropriate to consult further with all interested parties and that such a process will commence in the next two months.