209. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the progress of the Hammond Lane court complex; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14939/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): The Government is committed to building a new Family Law Centre and Children’s Court in Dublin 7. The Government’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan 2016-2021 provides for development of a Family Law and Children’s Court at the Hammond Lane site. The project is to be delivered as a Public Private Partnership.
As the Deputy is aware, under the provisions of the Courts Service Act 1998 management of the courts, including the provision of accommodation for court sittings, is the responsibility of the Courts Service, which is independent in exercising its functions.
My officials have been in ongoing discussions with the Courts Service who have been advised that €80 million in capital has been made available for the project.