Attorney General stepped in over hike in Law Library fees

Paul Gallagher asked Bar Council chair for more time before it altered a cap on subscription costs for Cork and country-based barristers

Paul Gallagher, the Attorney General: personal intervention on Law Library fees. Picture: RollingNews

The Attorney General intervened in a move to increase Law Library subscription fees for barristers based farther than 150km from Dublin, the Business Post understands.

Paul Gallagher personally made contact with Maura McNally, chair of the Bar Council of Ireland, late last month after being informed of plans to increase the subscription fees paid by barristers based in cities such as Cork, Galway and Limerick.

He is understood to have requested more time before any ...