Wait times of up to 24 weeks in probate system

Wait times of up to 24 weeks in probate system

A report on the probate system acknowledges that reforms may ultimately lead to a centralised service and the abolition of the 14 district probate offices around the country

Long term staff illnesses, high staff turnover and a mostly paper based system backed by an outmoded IT platform from the 1980s contributed to hefty delays and public dissatisfaction in Ireland's “critically important” probate system, according to a new report.

The Probate Services Review Group, set up by the Courts Services, has made a series of recommendations to tackle inefficiencies in the service that has seen increased wait times of up to 24 weeks for...

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