208. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to increase the number of judges in the District Court; and the projected timeframe in this regard. [14938/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As the Deputy will be aware, the Government is committed to ensuring access to justice and that the courts are adequately resourced to facilitate same.
The President of the District Court has contacted me to put forward a case for an increase in the number of judges of the District Court and this proposal is currently being considered by my Department.