State pays over €50m in legal fees

The state has paid more than €50 million in fees to lawyers since the beginning of last year, new figures from government departments reveal.

4th December, 2004

The state has paid more than €50 million in fees to lawyers since the beginning of last year, new figures from government departments reveal.

Several departments released figures to Fine Gael TD Jim O'Keeffe last week showing that the explosion in state-funded legal work extended well beyond the work of the tribunals.

The state spends more on lawyers than it does on the National Museum, the National Library, the Museum of Modern Art and the...

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