District Court minor or summary offences – no jury – traffic, drugs, criminal damage
Circuit – Indictable – jury, manslaughter, robbery and serious offences against person & property
(High) CCC – reserved offences treason piracy murder & conspiracy & attempt to. Also Genocide, rape and aggravated sexual assault
Special Criminal Court established when the ordinary courts are inadequate to secure the effective administration of Justice – intimidation of jury or witnesses
Offences involving Explosives or firearms, under Off v State Act, certificate of the DPP that the ord cts inadequate.
See the website of the Irish Courts Service for further information on this topic www.courts.ie
The Legal Diary is also maintained on the Courts.ie website.
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