Co Dublin A96 P7R6
Inquests in the Coroner's District of Kildare, suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Emergency restrictions, recommenced as of the Sitting on Monday, 17th August 2020 at Naas Courthouse. All hearings for the remainder of 2020 will have been listed by case at designated time intervals to ensure social distancing with the health and safety of all concerned paramount. All attendees at inquests must follow the instructions of the Garda members in their capacity as Coroner's Officers and the instructions of Courthouse staff.
Over the months August to November 2020 cases have been listed for hearing at an increased number of Sittings to deal with cases held back due to the restrictions with those ready to proceed to hearing taken in chronological order. Properly Interested Persons and Legal Representatives should note that cases with larger number of witnesses; with larger number of interested persons and legal representatives; of a complex nature; or requiring jury - these cases will not be listed for hearing until a time to be set in 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic emergency requirements and consequential strict Courthouse arrangements for social distancing. The situation regarding Sittings in 2021 will be kept under active review and will be updated accordingly on the Coroner’s website at the appropriate time. Any inquiries on individual cases should be made to the Coroner's Office.
The next Sittings of the Coroner's Court will be in January 2021 on dates which will be notified in this website section in due course.