Open justice and access to court documents in Ireland – Eoin O’Dell

14 09 2012

Irish Petty Sessions Court, 1853; via the Eneclann websiteOn 22 August 2012, in the Irish Independent, Dearbbail McDonald reported that the public will get better access to court documents under plans being considered by the Government: “Ireland is unique among countries with a common law system as it does not provide access to court documents. Members of the public, as well as the media, have no way of securing access to documents, including court statements and legal submissions, that are opened and relied on in legal proceedings. … The lack of access to court files has been raised in submissions to amend the forthcoming Legal Services Regulation Bill“. Read the rest of this entry »