Strabane Courthouse facing closure despite £120,000 facelift

A courthouse earmarked for closure by the Court Service had a £120,000 refurbishment less than a year ago.

A councillor said the money spent on Strabane Court to upgrade security, refurbish holding cells and redecorate “defies logic”, given that it is one of the five courts whose economic viability is currently under consideration.

Security upgrades costing £100,000, refurbishment of holding cells costing £18,000 and £5,000 redecorating costs were incurred in the renovation.

Strabane district councillor Karina Carlin, who is also a solicitor, said the spend “beggars belief”....

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