Court services must not be lost to Carndonagh- Cllr Albert Doherty
Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Albert Doherty has called on the Ministers for Justice and the Office of Public Works (OPW) to ensure that an alternative venue is sourced in Carndonagh for court sittings while the local Courthouse is undergoing repairs.
Cllr Doherty, based in Carndonagh said:
"Working in cooperation with my colleague, Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn, we have submitted questions to the Minister for Justice and the Minister for the OPW requesting that they both ensure that court sittings will continue to be held at a venue in Carndonagh while the local courthouse will be undergoing essential repair in the time ahead.
I understand that the Colgan Hall has been suggested as a possible venue and I would support this suggestion and the exploration of other locations in the town. Indeed it is disappointing that the Courts Service and the OPW did not confirm an alternative venue in the town prior to issuing a notice of closure for the Courthouse.
It is also important that the Carndonagh District Court will soon be back in situ at the Carndonagh Courthouse and that this important building in the community is fully refurbished and made safe for all".