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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

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Photo of Duncan SmithDuncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour)
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452. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a new set of answers was posted on 16 June 2021 on the eJustice Portal1 relating to procedural time limits; and if her attention has been further drawn to the fact that incorrect information has been provided in relation to 12 answers (details supplied). [49582/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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As I have indicated to the Deputy in response to previous questions on the content of the e:Justice Portal answered on 21 April, 19 May, 2 June and 17 June of this year, the responsibility for preparing this material rests with the Courts Service.

Management of the courts is the responsibility of the judiciary and Courts Service, which are independent in exercising their functions under the Courts Service Act 1998 and given the separation of powers in the Constitution. The Courts Service also has a dedicated email address for the provision of information to members of the Houses of the Oireachtas at: oireachtasenquiries@courts.ie.

The material which is being queried by the Deputy concerns Rules of Court, which are a form of secondary legislation. I hope that the Deputy will appreciate that I am not in a position to interpret the law nor can I comment on the Deputy’s view of it.

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