More than one third of all compensation in relation to army deafness claims was paid to lawyers, new figures show.
Of the €284 million paid out for soldiers who suffered loss of hearing during their military service, some €97.7 million went to solicitors and barristers, according to figures published last week by the Department of Defence.
The figures are the most comprehensive to date and cover 95 per cent of the total of 16,791 claims...
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