Courts Service re-issues 14,000 fine notices after date error

Court dates cancelled for 8,000 people

The Courts Service has had to re-issue approximately 14,000 fine notices after wrong dates were printed on them.

The service said that approximately 8,000 people will be receiving letters cancelling their court date and notifying them that new fine and court dates will issue in due course. For the remaining approximately 6,000 people, the original court date will remain.

The letters concern people who are being summoned to court in relation to the non-payment of fines. The letters contain court dates and fine dates but there were mistakes made in relation to the latter. The mistake arose due to an error at the An Post printing works.

Judges and court offices have been told of what has happened. A spokesman said the Courts Service is not aware of any court orders made that would adversely affect respondents who received the incorrectly dated fines enforcement notices. – Colm Keena

Colm Keena

Colm Keena

Colm Keena is an Irish Times journalist. He was previously legal-affairs correspondent and public-affairs correspondent