Payments to barristers 'not identifiable'
Criminal legal aid payments to barristers cannot be identified by geographical area because the justice department system only identifies payments as being made to practitioners in Law Library, the justice minister has told the Dáil.
Alan Shatter told Galway East Fine Gael TD Paul Connaughton that Galway solicitors were paid €852,114 in 2011, representing 2.94 per cent of all criminal legal aid payments nationally. The Legal Aid Board...
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