Dáil Éireann - Volume 332 - 26 January, 1982

Written Answers. - Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.

367. Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for Justice the total amount of fees over £5,000 paid to barristers and solicitors under the free Criminal Legal Aid Scheme in 1981; and the total figure for each of the three years prior to 1981.

Minister for Justice (Mr. J. Mitchell): As the Deputy will be aware, the granting of criminal legal aid is decided solely by the courts and my Department have no control over it.

The total amounts of fees over £5,000 paid to (a) barristers and (b) solicitors under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme in 1981 were as follows:—

(a) Barristers Senior Counsel

£

P. Carney

15,818.25

J. Carroll

9,993.46

J. Lovett-Dolan

11,329.50

S. Egan

15,037.30

E. Fitzsimons

10,122.00

[87]R. Mackey

8,839.95

P. McEntee

29,755.35

P. O'Higgins

6,560.75

S. Sorohan

26,108.95

Total

133,565.51

Junior Counsel

£

D. V. Buckley

9,804.80

G. Murphy

19,696.77

K. O'Higgins

7,676.15

B. O'Carroll

5,017.60

T. O'Connell

10,665.60

B. White

8,217.59

Total

61,078.51

(b) Solicitors

£

Henry Arigho, Dublin

9,648.39

John G. Allen, Dublin

6,985.85

Donal V. Carroll, Dublin

12,130.58

Stephen Coughlan, Limerick

8,909.55

Patrick Duffy, Dublin

8,448,37

Patrick J. Farry, Dublin

13,023.32

Fergus Fahy, Dublin

6,867.75

Gerard F. Griffin, Dublin

6,192.10

John P. Gaffney, Dublin

9,391.79

Brendan J. Gunn, Dublin

8,758.72

John L. Hayes, Limerick

11,360.56

Michael E. Hanahoe, Dublin

17,375.69

William Jolley, Dublin

5,681.85

Charles B. Kingston, Dublin

10,072.69

Ronald J. Lynam, Dublin

6,896.91

Dermot Lavery, Louth

7,075.48

Ciaran Lawlor, Dublin

17,383.01

Terence Lyons, Dublin

9,513.77

Dermot H. Morris, Dublin and Meath

14,921.88

Pat McCartan, Dublin

43,175.75

Roderick McCarthy, Kildare

9,693.56

Niall O'Reilly, Dublin

16,299.33

Thomas O'Dwyer, Dublin

13,857.30

Gerard O'Herlihy, Dublin

5,689.13

Michael Reilly, Tipperary

6,506.93

Paula Scully, Dublin

15,137.68

Garrett Sheehan, Dublin

23,309.35

Leonard Silke, Galway

7,232.62

Michael Staines, Dublin

19,915.05

Stanley Siev, Dublin

8,057.31

Myles Shevlin, Dublin

6,544.66

Paul D. Traynor, Dublin

8,384.86

Desmond P. H. Windle, Dublin

10,712.71

Total

385,154.50

The total expenditure under the Scheme in 1981 was £898,793; in each of the three years prior to 1981 it was as follows:

1978:

£502,862

1979:

£518,628

1980:

£767,217