State’s road infrastructure body has paid law firm €13m to chase M50 toll debts

Kerry legal firm has been paid millions a year to chase motorists who haven’t paid their tolls

Income at the eFlow toll on the M50 rose to €140m in 2021 after dropping significantly in 2020 due to the pandemic

The state has paid €13 million since 2018 to a private company that chases motorists for unpaid debts incurred at the barrier-free tolling section of the M50.

Pierse Fitzgibbon Solicitors, a Kerry-based company that provides debt collection services to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), has charged the agency more than €3 million a year since 2018 for debt enforcement services.

The figure was contained in a briefing note provided by TII to the Public Accounts Committee ...