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Thursday, 17 November 2022

Department of Justice and Equality

Probate Applications

Photo of Aodhán Ó RíordáinAodhán Ó Ríordáin (Dublin Bay North, Labour)
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263. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the average length of time that is taken from application to grant of probate in each of the past five years; if work has been carried out by her Department to compare the process in Ireland with other countries; if actions have been taken or are proposed to speed up the process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57165/22]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Management of the courts, operational matters and logistical functions are 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 has a dedicated email address for the provision of information to members of the Houses of the Oireachtas at: oireachtasenquiries@courts.ie.

Probate is an operational matter for the Courts Service. Therefore, I have referred your question to the Courts Service for their direct reply.

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