The Courts


The Courts Service

Key information

Statistics on the Supreme Court, Special Criminal Court, Court of Criminal Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court, criminal, civil and family law, licensing and waiting times for court hearings. Outcomes of cases and appeals, orders made on bail, sentences imposed, juvenile crime, awards made, commercial matters such as injunctions and mortgage suits, divorce, judicial separation and nullity, domestic violence and many other aspects of law.


The Courts Service Information Office at telephone + 353 (0) 1 888 6459


Administrative records of the Courts Service.


All categories of law such as criminal, civil (including family) and licensing.



Reference period

Calendar year

Start date



7 months after the end of the reference period


  • Sentences imposed
    Murder (Life imprisonment; Over 10 years; Over 5 years to 10 years; Over 3 years to 5 years; Other; Not guilty by reason of insanity); Rape and sexual assault (Life; Over 12 years; Over 5 years to 12 years; Up to 5 years; Other, including suspended sentences and bench warrants). Circuit Court (Community Service; Suspended sentence; Fine; Imprisonment up to 2 years; Over 2 years to 5 years; Over 5 years to 10 years; Over 10 years; Other); District Court ( Imprisonment and detention; Fines; Community service, probation and dismiss under probation of offenders act; Struck out; Dismiss; Taken into consideration; Other; Peace bond) Specific road traffic (Community service order, probation and dismiss under probation of offenders act; Dismiss; Fines; Imprisonment, detention and detention part suspended; Imprisonment suspended; Peace bond; Struck out; Taken into consideration; Disqualification; Other); Juvenile crime (Community service; Detention; Detention part suspended; Detention suspended; Dismiss; Dismiss on probation; Disqualified; Fine; Other; No order; Peace bond; Poor box; Probation order; Strike out; Taken into consideration; Returned to higher court for trial; Withdrawn).
  • Offence
    Central Criminal Court (Murder; Rape and sexual assault); Special Criminal Court (Membership of an unlawful organisation; Possession of firearms; possession of ammunition; False imprisonment; Murder; Attempted murder; Causing serious harm; Possession of an explosive substance); Circuit Court (Road traffic; Drug; Sexual; Firearms; Theft, fraud and robbery; Assault; Child abuse; Manslaughter; Other); District Court (Public Order and assault; Drugs; Theft; Road traffic; Sexual; Other); Specific road traffic (Dangerous driving; Drink driving; Unauthorised taking of motor vehicles).


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