Dáil Éireann - Volume 333 - 31 March, 1982

Written Answers. - High Court Hearings.

363. Mr. B. Allen asked the Minister for Justice the percentage of total sitting days of High Court judges which are given over to each of the following types of work: (a) jury actions; (b) circuit appeals; (c) family law matters; (d) chancery actions; (e) non-jury actions, other than chancery actions; (f) criminal trials; and (g) other matters.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Doherty): On average the time of High Court judges is spread over the various divisions of work in the following proportions: (a) jury actions, 23 per cent; (b) circuit appeals, 4 per cent; (c) family law, 16 per cent; (d) chancery actions, 16 per cent; (e) non-jury actions, other than chancery, 16 per cent; (f) criminal trials (Central Criminal and Special Criminal Courts), 20 per cent; (g) other matters, 5 per cent.