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# free-legal-aid - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'No clear legal basis' to remove PUP for those holidaying abroad, says legal advice group
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# Welfare Payments

'No clear legal basis' to remove PUP for those holidaying abroad, says legal advice group

Jul 28th 2020, 8:50 PM 23,441 Views 70 Comments

The chief executive of Flac today wrote to Heather Humphreys to request the suspension of this policy.

# free-legal-aid - Friday 9 August, 2019

The Justice Minister was asked to limit free legal aid for repeat offenders. Here's why that won't happen
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

The Justice Minister was asked to limit free legal aid for repeat offenders. Here's why that won't happen

Aug 9th 2019, 6:15 AM 22,298 Views 55 Comments

Tipperary County Council passed a motion in March requesting that the Minister for Justice consider it.

# free-legal-aid - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

Dec 24th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,844 Views 39 Comments

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

# free-legal-aid - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 102,903 Views 69 Comments

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# free-legal-aid - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Opinion: 'Our free legal aid system is being abused'
# Means Testing
# Means Testing

Opinion: 'Our free legal aid system is being abused'

Jul 20th 2017, 6:35 AM 5,584 Views 51 Comments

The State has spent a whopping €428 million on free legal aid since 2009, writes Senator John O’Mahony.

# free-legal-aid - Monday 3 October, 2016

Free financial and legal aid now available for people at risk of losing their homes
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Free financial and legal aid now available for people at risk of losing their homes

Oct 3rd 2016, 7:32 PM 7,524 Views 32 Comments

The mortgage-holder must be in arrears and insolvent to qualify.

# free-legal-aid - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014
# Courts
# Courts

Here's how much was spent on criminal legal aid in 2014

Jan 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 10,966 Views 25 Comments

The expenditure has reduced by about €10 million in the last six years.

# free-legal-aid - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The cost of legal aid has been increased by 160 per cent
# Legal Costs
# Legal Costs

The cost of legal aid has been increased by 160 per cent

Sep 12th 2013, 4:01 PM 5,799 Views 43 Comments

The minimum contribution is set to rise from €50 to €130 but parents facing legal action from the HSE over child fare will have their costs waived.

# free-legal-aid - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders
# Courts
# Courts

Call for limit on free legal aid for repeat offenders

Sep 4th 2013, 9:42 AM 7,571 Views 90 Comments

The call has come from a Galway Joint Policing Committee and has been put to the Minister for Justice.

# free-legal-aid - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Joe O'Reilly granted free legal aid to appeal case again
# Joe O’Reilly
# Joe O’Reilly

Joe O'Reilly granted free legal aid to appeal case again

Nov 29th 2012, 10:22 AM 8,132 Views 0 Comments

He was granted free legal aid to take a miscarriage of justice case by the Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday.

# free-legal-aid - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent
# Legal Fees
# Legal Fees

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent

Jul 14th 2011, 2:11 PM 767 Views 22 Comments

Almost one-third has been knocked off solicitor and counsel fees in criminal legal aid scheme since 2009.