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# Poor box

Last year
Court poor box donations raise close to €17m for charities over 10 years
A 2004 review by the Law Reform Commission described the system as unfair for offenders who cannot afford to pay for donations.
All time
'No place in a modern justice system': Poor box receipts up despite minister's promise to scrap it
Minister Charlie Flanagan said the system “is no longer a fit place in justice administration”.
Justice minister says he plans to abolish court poor box payments
Charlie Flanagan says it is no longer fit for purpose.
These counties have highest number of drivers dodging penalty points by making donations
The Department of Justice has reported that 1,526 drivers avoided penalty points by donating to the court poor box from January 2014- May 2015.
Courts 'poor box' to be scrapped in favour 'more transparent' reparations fund
The poor box has been in existence since before the foundation of the State.