Infrastructure Services Directorate

The Courts Service, Phoenix House, 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7.
+353 1 888 6057
Head of Office: 
Head of Directorate: Mr. Paul Burns
Fax: +353 1 888 6729
Other Information: 

This Directorate is responsible for:

Information & Communications Technology Unit.

  • to provide a comprehensive information technology service to the organisation by delivering information systems which support the attainment of the business objectives of the Courts Service;
  • the provision and management of new information systems;
  • the provision of a modern nationwide communications infrastructure to support the management and administration of the Service;
  • the provision of e-Government services 


Estate Management Unit.

Phone: +353 1 888 6050

Fax: +353 1 888 6005

  • planning for existing and future accommodation needs for all areas within the Service;
  • planning and developing capital building projects, refurbishment work and leasing accommodation;
  • preparing and costing capital building and maintenance programmes;
  • transferring ownership of courthouses, from local authorities and the Office of Public Works, to the Service;
  • fitting and maintaining court facilities to modern standards, to include access for the disabled;
  • ensuring best safety, health and welfare standards in all buildings and offices, and
  • generally managing the Four Courts complex.


Public Private Partnership Unit.

Phone: +353 1 888 6010

Fax: +353 1 888 6005

  • Responsible for the implementation of the Courts Service Public Private Partnership Programme.
  • Planning and developing projects and services to be delivered by PPP.
  • Responsible for delivery of the Criminal Courts Complex.

Health & Safety Co-ordinator:

Phone: +353 1 888 6517

Fax: +353 1 888 6005

  • Monitoring, implementing and reviewing the Health & Safety Programme within the Service;
  • Advising the Service on safety, health and welfare in the workplace.


The Information Office:

Phone: +353 1 888 6459

  • Provides information on the court system to the public pursuant to section 5(c) of the Courts Service Act, 1998
  • Maintains and develops the Courts Service website
  • Co-ordinates, prepares and publishes material in relation to the work of the courts
  • Develops programmes to enable schools and other community groups obtain easily assimilated information about the court system
  • Addresses interest groups on matters relating to the work of the courts
  • Collates statistics on the work of the courts
  • Provides a report in writing to the Minister for Justice and Equality on the activities of the Courts Service pursuant to section 8 of the Courts Service Act, 1998.


Media Relations Service:

Phone: +353 1 888 6469

  • Liaises with the media in a proactive and reactive manner
  • Organises press releases from the Courts Service
  • Organises press briefings and photo calls.