Funding concerns for legal services watchdog

LSRA kept afloat by a €3 million cash injection from the Department of Justice

6th December, 2018
Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan

Correspondence between government officials and the legal services watchdog reveals long-running concerns about funding for the new body.

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) is supposed to be self-sufficient in terms of revenue but remains in start-up mode more than two years after its establishment and has been kept afloat to date by a €3 million cash injection from the Department of Justice.

Letters between departments officials and the Authority show tensions around the recovery...

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