Report says it’ll cost in excess of €1 million to repair Tralee Courthouse defects

It’ll cost in excess of €1 million to repair defects in Tralee Courthouse.

The future location of Tralee Courthouse has been under consideration for some time, with a decision yet to be made between building a new courthouse or refurbishing and extending the existing building on Ashe Street.

The most recent Chief Executive Officer’s Report, which was compiled in December of last year, included a survey of the courthouse.

It claimed the building structure and services within are generally in poor condition.

The report does acknowledge that a number of options are under consideration, including relocation to Ballymullen or the Island of Geese, an extension into the adjacent An Post property or refurbishment of the existing building.

An assessment by the Office of Public Works in late 2017 concluded that, while the existing building could be extended, it would not be possible to provide a full range of facilities required in a county town venue.

The CEO’s report concluded that a figure in excess of €1 million has been provided as an estimate for the cost of repairing identified defects in the existing courthouse.

The information was revealed to Radio Kerry through an FOI Act request.