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Accessibility

Our policy on accessibility generally

Our aim is to provide top class facilities for all users of the courts, including judges, staff, legal practitioners, victims, witnesses, accused persons, media and members of the public.

Providing facilities for all court users

Everyone who attends courts presents with a different set of circumstances, a varying degree of understanding and a personalised set of needs.  We recognise that access does not stop at the level of physical access to and within buildings.  We are conscious that access to information, the understanding of court processes and inclusion in court proceedings need to be provided in an atmosphere of equality.  We are engaged in a major programme of improvements and enhancements to improve facilities across a wide variety of areas including court buildings, publications and our website.

Measures we have taken to improve access to the courts;

  • Members of the public and those with cases before the court can adapt hearing aids to make use of induction loops which  form part of our public address system in the courtrooms of refurbished buildings
  • All refurbished courthouses have signage and directions at doorways and entrances and exits
  • Signage and contact details for court offices are in Braille
  • Wheelchair ramps are provided in many courthouses
  • Wheelchair users can give evidence in many courthouses at the front of the court beside the witness box

Access officer

Lauri Walsh. Tel. +353 1 888 6080.