The new €12M courthouse in Letterkenny is to hold its first sitting today.
The building which is located at High Road, has four courtrooms, two more than the old building on Justice Walsh Road.
Today’s court will consist of a “non-Garda day” which will be heard by district court Judge Paul Kelly.
The building, built on the site of the town’s old swimming pool, will also be home to the court service staff offices.
The building was constructed by BAM who will oversee the running of the courthouse.
Established in 1958, BAM Ireland is the largest multinational construction business operating nationally with expertise and experience in the delivery of many of Ireland’s flagship infrastructural and building projects.
There has been some controversy about the new building, most notably by the lack of public parking connected to the building.
There will be just a total of 17 parking spaces at the building but that will be private parking for court staff.
Although there is car-parking in and around the courthouse at Port Road, High Road and behind the older courthouse, some local public representatives say this is not enough.