The Supreme Court will make history when it sits in Limerick on Monday for the first time. The three-day sittings represent only the second time the court has sat outside Dublin in its 87-year history. It previously sat in Cork in 2015. The court will hear two appeals related to planning issues during its sittings until Wednesday at the new Criminal Courts of Justice on Mulgrave Street. Eight Supreme Court judges will travel to Limerick for the occasion, to be marked by an address by the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, at the courthouse on Monday morning. A five-judge court, comprising the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell, Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley and Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan, will then hear an appeal raising issues concerning the obligations of An Bord Pleanála to give reasons for its decisions.
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