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95,000 court summonses delayed in Irish system following Covid-19 restrictions

Almost 100,000 court summonses are currently backlogged in the Irish court system as a result of delays caused by Covid-19 restrictions.

Figures released by the Courts Service show that 95,000 summonses are backlogged in the system.

The service only began processing summonses again in July following lockdown, when approximately 101,000 were waiting to be scheduled and an average of 4,600 new applications were received by the Courts Service each week.

“The summons scheduling waiting list is now being steadily reduced and we are working to eliminate it completely despite the Covid environment meaning it is not business are usual,” a Courts Service spokesperson said.

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