General Notices: 11 August 2020 - Dist Ct 8 Cov Update
Date11th August 2020
TypeDist Ct 8 Cov Update
DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT NO.8

NOTICE OF PLAN TO CONDUCT COURT BUSINESS TAKING IN TO ACCOUNT HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS ARISING FROM COVID 19.

Regular business in the District Court will resume from 1st September 2020. Business must be conducted in accordance with public health guidelines. This means changes to the administration of the business of the court will be necessary to ensure public safety.

Court business for the District Court Area of Thurles will be conducted at the Courthouse, Thurles. Court business for the District Court Area of Nenagh will be conducted at the Courthouse, Nenagh. Court business for the District Court Area of Tipperary will be conducted at the Courthouse, Nenagh until further notice.

The numbers that may be present in court venues will be limited to the number that can be safely accommodated in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Accordingly, court business will be allocated specific time slots. Call over lists will be introduced to schedule specific times for cases requiring full hearings. This will include virtual call over lists where appropriate. On any day where the numbers attending the court venue are likely to exceed the number that can be safely accommodated in accordance with social distancing guidelines, those persons not actually necessary to the conduct of the cases before the court will be requested to leave. The principle that the administration of justice be conducted in public will be upheld by the right of the Press to attend court.

In compliance with current public health guidelines on social distancing, the Courts Service has carried out an assessment of the capacity in Thurles and Nenagh Courthouses.

Thurles Courthouse:
Foyer-4
Court No.1 (including the judge and registrar)-23
Court No.2 (including the judge and registrar)-15

Nenagh Courthouse:
Foyer-20
Court No.1 (including the judge and registrar)-21
Court No.2 (including the judge and registrar)-19
Court No.3 (including the judge and registrar)-11

Those attending court are requested to observe public health guidelines regarding social distancing, hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and use of face coverings while in the court venue.

Cases standing adjourned due to Covid 19, will resume from 1st September 2020. Relevant court users will be notified by the Courts Service or their Solicitors or the relevant Prosecutor of the date and time when they will be required to re-attend court.

The conduct of court business will be constantly reviewed in line with public health guidelines and any changes that may be required due to health and safety concerns will be notified to court users.
In addition, the method of scheduling court business adopted in this plan will be reviewed in 2021 to assess its efficiency.


MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF COURT BUSINESS FOR DISTRICT COURT AREA OF THURLES:
VENUE-COURTHOUSE THURLES.
FIRST TUESDAY-CRIME.

10.30am-Custody cases/new charge sheets/police property applications/miscellaneous garda applications/licensing applications/company law applications/re-issue/cancellation of warrants/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and adjourned summonses for mention only on case progression.

11.30am-Summonses on first return date excluding minor RTA, section 4 Public Order and Go Safe

12.15pm-Call over of hearing lists/bench warrants executed by arrangement/in camera matters-domestic violence prosecutions for mention/ section 2 bail objections/ search warrants/ other warrant applications/ ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders.

1.15pm-Lunch break

2.15pm-RTA summonses/Go Safe summonses/Section 4 Public Order charge sheets and summonses-first return date-prosecuting gardai to attend for hearing.

2.45pm-Guilty pleas.

SECOND TUESDAY-FAMILY LAW.

10.30am-Family Law Call Over.
Followed by cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior virtual call over.

12.30pm-Ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders and urgent applications.
1.15pm-Lunch break

2.15pm-Maintenance arrears.

2.30pm-Continuation of cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior virtual call over.

THIRD TUESDAY-CIVIL AND CRIME.

10.30am-Custody cases/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and summonses for mention only on case progression/fines enforcement/regulatory and local authority prosecutions for mention/civil and small claims for mention.

11.30am-An post tv licence and local authority parking prosecutions.

12.00pm-Civil debt enforcements.

12.45pm-Miscellaneous civil applications.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-Juvenile

2.45pm-Adjourned fines enforcement/Guilty pleas.

THIRD WEDNESDAY-CRIMINAL CASES FOR HEARING.

10.30am-Cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

1.15pm Lunch break.

2.15pm-Continuation of cases for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

FOURTH TUESDAY-CRIME.

10.30am-Custody cases/new charge sheets/police property applications/miscellaneous garda applications/licensing applications/company law applications/reissue/cancellation of warrants/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and adjourned summonses for mention only on case progression.

11.30am-Summonses on first return date excluding minor RTA and section 4 Public Order and Go Safe.

12.15pm-Bench warrants executed by arrangement/in camera matters-domestic violence prosecutions for mention/ section 2 bail objections/ search warrants/other warrant applications/ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-RTA summonses/Go Safe summonses/section 4 Public Order charge sheets and summonses-first return date-prosecuting gardai to attend for hearing.

2.45pm-Cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF COURT BUSINESS FOR DISTRICT COURT AREA OF NENAGH:
VENUE-COURTHOUSE NENAGH.

FIRST THURSDAY-FAMILY LAW.

10.30am-Family Law Call Over.
Followed by cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior virtual call over.

12.30pm-Ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders and urgent applications.

1.15pm-Lunch break

2.15pm-Maintenance arrears.

2.30pm-Continuation of cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior virtual call over.

FIRST FRIDAY-CRIMINAL CASES FOR HEARING.
10.30am-Cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-Continuation of cases for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

SECOND THURSDAY-CIVIL.
10.30am-Fines enforcement/regulatory and local authority prosecutions for mention/civil and small claims for mention.

11.00am-An post tv licence and local authority parking prosecutions.

11.30am-Civil debt enforcements.

12.15pm-Miscellaneous civil applications/small claims for hearing.

1.15pm-Lunch break

2.15pm-Juvenile.

2.45pm-Adjourned fines enforcement/cases scheduled for hearing.

SECOND FRIDAY-CRIME.

10.30am-Custody cases/video link/new charge sheets/police property applications/miscellaneous garda applications/licensing applications/company law applications/re-issue/cancellation of warrants/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and adjourned summonses for mention only on case progression.

11.30am-Summonses on first return date excluding minor RTA, section 4 Public Order and Go Safe.

12.15pm-Bench warrants executed by arrangement/in camera matters-domestic violence prosecutions for mention/section 2 bail applications/search warrants/other warrant applications/ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders.

1.15pm-Lunch break

2.15pm-RTA summonses/Go Safe summonses/section 4 Public Order charge sheets and summonses-first return date-prosecuting gardai to attend for hearing.

2.45pm-Criminal guilty pleas.

THIRD THURSDAY-FAMILY LAW.
10.30am-Family Law Call Over.
Followed by cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by virtual call over.

12.30pm-Ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders and urgent applications.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-Maintenance arrears.
2.30pm-Continuation of cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior virtual call over.

THIRD FRIDAY-CRIME.

10.30am-Custody cases/video link/new charge sheets/police property applications/miscellaneous garda applications/licensing applications/company law applications/re-issue/cancellation of warrants/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and adjourned summonses for mention only on case progression.

11.30am-Summonses on first return date excluding minor RTA, section 4 Public Order and Go Safe.

12.15pm-Call over of hearing lists/bench warrants executed by arrangement/in camera matters-domestic violence prosecutions for mention/section 2 bail objections/search warrants/other warrant applications/ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-RTA summonses/Go Safe summonses/section 4 Public Order charge sheets and summonses-first return date-prosecuting gardai to attend for hearing.

2.45pm-Criminal guilty pleas.

FOURTH MONDAY-CHILDCARE

10.30am-Childcare Call Over.

11.00am-Consent applications.
Followed by cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

12.30pm-Ex parte applications and urgent applications.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-Continuation of cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

FOURTH THURSDAY-CRIME

10.30am-Custody cases/video link/new charge sheets/police property applications/miscellaneous garda applications/licensing applications/company law applications/re-issue/cancellation of warrants/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and adjourned summonses for mention only on case progression.

11.30am-Summonses on first return date excluding minor RTA, section 4 Public Order and Go Safe.

12.15pm-Bench warrants executed by arrangement/in camera matters-domestic violence prosecutions for mention/section 2 bail objections/search warrants/other warrant applications/ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-Cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.


MONTHLY SCHEDULE OF COURT BUSINESS FOR DISTRICT COURT AREA OF TIPPERARY:
VENUE-COURTHOUSE NENAGH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

FIRST WEDNESDAY-CRIME.

10.30am-Custody cases/new charge sheets/police property applications/miscellaneous garda applications/licensing applications/company law applications/re-issue/cancellation of warrants/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and adjourned summonses for mention only on case progression.

11.30am-Summonses on first return date excluding minor RTA, section 4 Public Order and Go Safe

12.15pm-Call over of hearing lists/bench warrants executed by arrangement/ in camera matters-domestic violence prosecutions for mention/section 2 bail objections/search warrants/other warrant applications/ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders.

1.15pm-Lunch break

2.15pm-RTA summonses/Go Safe summonses/section 4 Public Order charge sheets and summonses-first return date-prosecuting gardai to attend for hearing.

2.45pm-Adjourned fines enforcement/Guilty pleas.

SECOND MONDAY-FAMILY LAW/JUVENILE/CRIME

10.30am-Processing of Criminal matters in the list.

11.00am-Family Law Call Over.
Followed by cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior virtual call over.

12.30pm-Maintenance arrears/Ex parte applications for protection orders/interim barring orders and urgent applications.

1.15pm-Lunch break

2.15pm-Juvenile

2.45pm-Cases scheduled for hearing at the allocated times already assigned by prior call over.

FOURTH WEDNESDAY-CIVIL/CRIME

10.30am-Custody cases/new charge sheets/execution of bench warrants not by arrangement/adjourned charge sheets and adjourned summonses for mention only on case progression/fines enforcement/regulatory and local authority prosecutions for mention/civil and small claims for mention.

11.30am-An post tv licence and local authority parking prosecutions.

12.00pm-Civil debt enforcements.

12.45pm-Miscellaneous civil applications.

1.15pm-Lunch break.

2.15pm-RTA summonses/Go Safe summonses/section 4 Public Order charge sheets and summonses-first return date-prosecuting gardai to attend for hearing.

2.45pm-Guilty pleas.

3.15pm-Case/s scheduled for hearing at the allocated time already assigned by prior call over.