Tribunal lawyers cost taxpayer over €250m

Tribunal lawyers have cost the state more than quarter of a billion euro since 1987, according to new government figures.

15th October, 2011

Tribunal lawyers have cost the state more than quarter of a billion euro since 1987, according to new government figures.

Public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin, in a written response to Fine Gael TD Derek Keating last week, said that the cumulative cost of all tribunals from 1987 to the end of August 2011 was €315.8million.

Legal costs totalled €243.2 million, including €118.4 million in third party costs that had already been paid. Other third party legal costs...

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