County Coroner




County Coroner
Contact Details:

Correspondence Address

Matisse
Spencer Villas
Glenageary
Co Dublin A96 P7R6

Telephone

01 716 5588

Fax

01 716 5512

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9.30a.m. - 1p.m. and
2.00p.m. - 4.30p.m.

County Coroner

Hearings Friday 17 December 2021

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Coroner’s Court Sittings 2022

 

Covid-19 Arrangements January and February 2022:

In the current circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Omicron variant surge, inquests hearings in the Coroner's District of Kildare for 2022 are temporarily deferred for reasons of public health, witness and Garda unavailability (as a consequence of quarantine and isolation measures affecting the community). The next scheduled Sitting of the Coroner’s Court is provisionally set for Friday 18th February 2022 and is subject to confirmation following review of the Covid-19 situation pertaining at the end of January.

 

The situation regarding Sittings for February and later months in 2022 will be kept under active review and will be updated accordingly on the Coroner’s website at the appropriate time. Any inquiries on individual cases should be made to the Coroner's Office or to the Investigating Garda as Coroner’s Investigating Officer.

 

 Kildare District Coroner’s Office: Update January 11th 2022.

 

Coroner’s Court Sittings 2021

 

Covid-19 Arrangements Summary:

Inquests hearings in the Coroner's District of Kildare listed for 2021 will be continue scheduled by case at designated time intervals to ensure social distancing with the health and safety of all concerned paramount. All attendees at inquests must follow the instructions of the Garda members in their capacity as Coroner's Officers and the instructions of Courthouse staff. 

 

Coroner’s Court Covid-19 Public Health Precautions:

All business in the Coroner’s Court will be conducted in accordance with public health guidelines.

Attendances at inquests will be limited to the number of people that can safely be present in any of our court buildings and courtrooms at any time and we have put in place measures to regulate better and minimise the numbers required to attend courts to ensure that court buildings and the courtrooms do not become overcrowded. 

Those attending Naas Courthouse for inquests should continue to follow the public health guidance, and the Courts Service health and safety protocols, to help prevent the spread of the disease. Please:

  • wear face coverings at all times in the court building and courtroom, unless directed by the Coroner or Coroner’s Officer to remove same
  • physical distance at 2 metres
  • continue good hand and respiratory hygiene
  • avoid congregating in groups
  • comply with directions from the Gardaí, as the Coroner’s Officers, and from the Courts Service staff in relation to the management of the numbers of persons in court buildings and courtrooms and
  • if you have symptoms which could be due to Covid-19 or if you have been directed to restrict your movement, self-isolate or are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test, you should not attend court.

These measures will be constantly reviewed in line with public health guidelines and may be subject to change as the guidelines change or our experience suggests changes are required.

The Coroner’s Court thanks those attending at inquests for their on-going compliance with and support for the safety measures that have been put in place. By working together we will be able to hold hearings and keep the court open and conduct as many inquests as possible, in a safe environment. We are encouraging all matters before the Coroner’s Court to be concluded with as few court events as possible and we appreciate the cooperation of bereaved families, legal practitioners and all court users in this endeavour.

Properly Interested Persons and Legal Representatives should note that cases with larger number of witnesses; with larger number of interested persons and legal representatives; of a complex nature; or requiring jury - these cases are being listed for hearing through 2021 and into 2022 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic emergency requirements and consequential strict Courthouse availability, the large number of cases for hearing and necessary arrangements for social distancing. The situation regarding Sittings for early 2022 will be kept under active review and will be updated accordingly on the Coroner’s website at the appropriate time. Any inquiries on individual cases should be made to the Coroner's Office or to the Investigating Garda as Coroner’s Investigating Officer.

 

Kildare District Coroner’s Office: Update November 4th 2021.