Legal Aid bill ran €5m over budget in 2016

Legal Aid bill ran €5m over budget in 2016

Ireland's Legal Aid bill ran €5m over budget last year.

The total spend came in at €53m.

The Irish Times reports the demand driven nature of the service makes it difficult to cut down on costs.

TD Paul Murphy and banker Sean Fitzpatrick are some of the high profile names who have availed of legal aid services in their court dealings.

Legal Aid bill ran €5m over budget in 2016


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