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# 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 22,308 Views 55 Comments

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

# legal-aid - Monday 25 February, 2019

'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system
# FLAC
# FLAC

'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system

Feb 25th 2019, 6:03 PM 20,332 Views 38 Comments

Higgins was speaking at the opening of Flac’s new Dublin office.

# legal-aid - Saturday 2 February, 2019

State will no longer automatically pay for barristers in personal insolvency cases
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

State will no longer automatically pay for barristers in personal insolvency cases

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:00 AM 25,285 Views 24 Comments

Changes to the funding structure of the government’s mortgage arrears assistance scheme mean solicitors will have to show why they need a barrister for each case.

# legal-aid - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions
# Arrears
# Arrears

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions

Sep 11th 2018, 1:34 PM 8,790 Views 24 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan today praised the success of the Abhaile legal advice scheme, but did not indicate it would be extended to provide full representation.

# legal-aid - Friday 18 May, 2018

Court hears Paddy Jackson has paid 'an enormous price' despite rape acquittal
# Legal Aid
# Legal Aid

Court hears Paddy Jackson has paid 'an enormous price' despite rape acquittal

May 18th 2018, 6:26 PM 68,772 Views 0 Comments

As an application was made at Belfast Crown Court to award Jackson his legal costs following the ‘not guilty’.

# 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.

# legal-aid - Monday 14 August, 2017

Two men charged with conspiracy to murder Dublin man
# Michael Frazer
# Michael Frazer

Two men charged with conspiracy to murder Dublin man

Aug 14th 2017, 1:39 PM 13,414 Views 0 Comments

One listed a €4,000 Rolex watch and a €14,000 car as assets in his application for free legal aid.

# legal-aid - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases
# Delays
# Delays

Legal aid to be restricted in family law cases

Jul 27th 2017, 10:25 AM 14,221 Views 35 Comments

The Legal Aid Board says it’s forced to make the changes because of budgetary constraints.

# legal-aid - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused?

Jul 20th 2017, 9:51 AM 21,011 Views 81 Comments

Fine Gael Senator John O’Mahony argued this morning that the system in place in Ireland is in need of an overhaul.

# legal-aid - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes

Jun 8th 2017, 12:02 AM 57,270 Views 32 Comments

Figures released to TheJournal.ie demonstrate the “massive” scale of the mortgage arrears problem, according to one expert.

# legal-aid - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years
# Right To A Defence
# Right To A Defence

Ireland has spent €430 million on criminal legal aid in the past eight years

Mar 26th 2017, 7:10 AM 9,532 Views 38 Comments

€53 million was spent on providing free legal aid to people facing criminal charges last year alone.

# legal-aid - Friday 10 March, 2017

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'

Mar 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 1,244 Views 25 Comments

We need to bring in an automatic waiver of the financial contribution towards “free” legal aid in cases of domestic violence, writes Eilis Barry.

# legal-aid - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland

Feb 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,544 Views 14 Comments

Legal aid is a hot-topic issue here in the wake of David Drumm’s successful application for same last week.

# 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 7,525 Views 32 Comments

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

# legal-aid - Friday 30 September, 2016

Teen to go on trial accused of €8k spending spree with stolen bank card
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teen to go on trial accused of €8k spending spree with stolen bank card

Sep 30th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,073 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old is charged with 26 counts of theft.

# legal-aid - Friday 22 July, 2016

Joe O'Reilly granted legal aid to pursue Supreme Court appeal
# Courts
# Courts

Joe O'Reilly granted legal aid to pursue Supreme Court appeal

Jul 22nd 2016, 1:17 PM 21,253 Views 59 Comments

In July 2007, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife Rachel.

# legal-aid - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Paul Murphy says he couldn't afford legal fees "even on a full TD's salary"
# Legal Aid
# Legal Aid

Paul Murphy says he couldn't afford legal fees "even on a full TD's salary"

May 5th 2016, 5:57 PM 23,376 Views 0 Comments

As a TD, Murphy is entitled to an annual salary of €87,258 before tax.

# legal-aid - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother
# Court
# Court

Eight life sentences for convicted paedophile who raped his girlfriend and her mother

May 3rd 2016, 1:07 PM 45,229 Views 91 Comments

The man cannot be named to protect the women’s identities.

# 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.

# legal-aid - Friday 17 January, 2014

Saverio Bellante remanded in custody for another two weeks after short court hearing
# Courts
# Courts

Saverio Bellante remanded in custody for another two weeks after short court hearing

Jan 17th 2014, 10:49 PM 19,459 Views 0 Comments

Saverio Bellante, 39, is accused of murdering Tom O’Gorman in the house they shared in Castleknock after a game of chess.

# 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.

# legal-aid - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Criminal Legal Aid has cost the State more than €188 million since 2010
# Public Money
# Public Money

Criminal Legal Aid has cost the State more than €188 million since 2010

Jul 21st 2013, 6:41 PM 5,584 Views 84 Comments

Should the government try to recoup that money? One Fine Gael TD says it should.

# legal-aid - Friday 25 November, 2011

'Significant' rise in numbers referred to free legal scheme
# Recession
# Recession

'Significant' rise in numbers referred to free legal scheme

Nov 25th 2011, 11:24 AM 940 Views 0 Comments

The Bar Council’s Voluntary Assistance Scheme is seeing more people with debt issues who cannot afford legal representation.

# legal-aid - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer
# Forensics
# Forensics

Lack of legal aid resources impairs forensic defence, warns lawyer

Oct 20th 2011, 12:09 PM 367 Views 6 Comments

A defence lawyer warns that defendants are less equipped than prosecutors when it comes to engaging forensic experts to testify – increasing the danger of unsafe convictions.

# legal-aid - Friday 7 October, 2011

Surge in applicants for legal aid
# Legal Aid
# Legal Aid

Surge in applicants for legal aid

Oct 7th 2011, 10:11 AM 218 Views 0 Comments

The Legal Aid Board’s report for 2010 shows that demand for its services has grown by over 70 per cent over four years.

# 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.