Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast

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Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast, May 2009

The Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast is the home of the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland established under the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978. This comprises the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal, High Court of Northern Ireland and the Crown Court in Northern Ireland.[1] This building in Chichester Street was built between 1928 and 1933 by James Grey West and is a local landmark. The building was opened in 1933 by His Excellency The 3rd Duke of Abercorn, Governor of Northern Ireland.[2] The architect was Sir Richard Allison.[1] It suffered from bomb damage in 1990 but has since been restored.

The Royal Courts of Justice was the target of one of the highest value private finance initiatives in Northern Ireland amounting to £30 million.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, Heritage Tour - Royal Courts of Justice (Belfast, 6 October 2010) (accessed: 6 June 2011)
  2. ^ Gillian McIntosh (1999), The Force of Culture: Unionist Identities in Contemporary Ireland, Cork University Press
  3. ^ Scott L. Greer (2005), Territorial Politics and Health Policy: UK Health Policy in Comparative Perspective, Manchester University Press

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Coordinates: 54°35′50″N 5°55′27″W / 54.59734°N 5.92418°W / 54.59734; -5.92418