Dublin South West bye-election candidate John Lahart has welcomed a decision which will see the retention of Tallaght District Court.

Councillor Lahart said: “The plan to close Tallaght courthouse along with Dun Laoghaire, Swords and Balbriggan would have been very regressive and ultimately could have cost more money.  This decision by the Court Service to retain them is a victory for common sense.

“It made sense to decentralise court cases to local districts and the courthouse in Tallaght has been very successful.  I hope it will continue to serve the community and that legal business will not be taken out of the area.”