New Anglesea Street criminal court complex unveiled

New Anglesea Street criminal court complex unveiled
An inside view of one of the new court rooms at the re-developed Anglesea Street courthouse

The public has been given its first look inside the new criminal court complex on Anglesea Street.

The building opened for business this week but will be officially opened next Monday by the Minister for Justice Charlie Flannagan.

An external view of the new redeveloped courthouse on Anglesea Street
An external view of the new redeveloped courthouse on Anglesea Street

The renovated building is up and running after almost three years, with works costing up to €34 million. It was closed at the end of July 2015, with all district court activity moving to the Washington Street complex.

The Washington Street Courthouse now houses all civil and family law cases as well as criminal court sittings for juveniles.

Previously, only district court cases took place at the Anglesea Street courthouse, which was originally the Model School. Now, all circuit and central criminal cases will also be heard at the Anglesea Street complex.

The Chief Justice Frank Clarke and Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan will attend the official opening .

The work was part of a project of work for the Courts Service for Cork, Drogheda, Letterkenny, and Limerick with substantial upgrade of courthouses in Mullingar, Wexford, and Waterford.

In the new development, video-conferencing, digital recording and the electronic display of evidence will be available, as well as significantly improving accommodation, access and viewing facilities for witnesses, legal practitioners and the media.

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