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#free legal aid

# 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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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