Increased funds for victims who need legal advice ‘a drop in the ocean of what’s needed’

The justice budget included a €13 million package to help tackle domestic, sexual and gender based violence and victims of crime

13th October, 2021
Increased funds for victims who need legal advice ‘a drop in the ocean of what’s needed’
Heather Humpreys, the Minister for Justice, announced an additional €145 million allocated for the justice sector in Tuesday’s budget announcement. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Human rights groups have praised the allocation of increased funds to help victims of sexual violence as well as those who required legal advice but warned that the money will be a “drop in the ocean” compared to what is needed.

Heather Humpreys, the Minister for Justice, announced an additional €145 million allocated for the justice sector in the budget announcement. She said the boost represented a 5.3 per cent increase on last...

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