13 September 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

There might still be “a window of opportunity” for averting the closure of Clones Courthouse, Sinn Féin councillor Pat Treanor argued at the September meeting of Monaghan Co Council.

Colr Treanor noted that correspondence from the Dept of Justice indicated that, while the closure of the courthouse had been approved by the Courts Service Board, no actual date for closure had yet been determined.

“Even though there are only eleven sittings of the court in the town throughout the year, it gives a boost to local shops and restaurants,” Colr Treanor stated, adding that the decision to discontinue court sittings in Clones still had to be protested.

He pointed out that Monaghan Co Council had spent over €1 million renovating the building to the specifications of the Courts Service. “They are pulling the rug from under us,” he declared.
Noting that Ballybay court hearings now took place in …

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