Dáil Éireann - Volume 386 - 25 January, 1989

Written Answers. - Legal Aid Scheme.

66. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Justice if he will indicate in respect of the last year for which statistics are available, the names of the legal representatives who were paid fees under the legal aid scheme in civil and criminal cases; and in each case, the amount paid.

Minister for Justice (Mr. Collins): The last year for which statistics are readily available regarding the earnings of solicitors and barristers under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme is for the tax year 1986-1987, and in respect of that year the information required by the Deputy was given by me on 23 February 1988, in reply to a Parliamentary Question. [Official Report cols. 569 to 582]. Similar information relating to the years 1987 and 1988 is not readily available and it could not be compiled without the expenditure [78] of a disproportionate amount of staff time.

In so far as the scheme of civil legal aid is concerned I am informed by the Legal Aid Board that the amounts paid to counsel by the board in 1988 are as shown in the following table. Solicitors who provide services under the scheme at the board's various law centres are employed by the board and are not paid fees.

Scheme of Civil Legal Aid and Advice Payments made to Counsel during 1988.

£

Senior Counsel

Frank Clarke, S.C.

980.75

John Finlay, S.C.

75.50

John Gordon, S.C.

774.88

Fergus Flood, S.C.

70.50

Mary Robinson, S.C.

711.38

Harold Whelehan, S.C.

433.12

3,046.13

Junior Counsel

Marie Baker, B.L.

82.70

Richard Barrett, B.L.

1,226.91

Doirbhile Browne, B.L.

187.60

Olive Buttimer, B.L.

2,643.13

Maureen Clark, B.L.

1,019.31

Maureen Jacobs, B.L.

182.70

Francis Comerford, B.L.

827.75

Meliosa Dooge, B.L.

6,305.01

Denis Convery, B.l.

180.00

Anne Dunne, B.L.

6,222.92

Cormac Corrigan, B.L.

1,244.20

Francis Callanan, B.L.

497.76

Michael Counihan, B.L.

171.43

Raymond Comyn, B.L.

395.73

Niamh Cahill, B.L.

502.25

Brian M. Curtin, B.L.

49.25

Bruce Antonotti, B.L.

510.50

Bridget M. Barry, B.L.

130.40

David Butler, B.L.

429.25

Gerard Durcan, B.L.

986.14

Adrienne Egan, B.L.

186.56

Catherine Egan, B.L.

35.18

Donal Egan, B.L.

60.60

Conor Fahy, B.L.

318.83

Alice Fawsitt, B.L.

60.60

Peter Finlay, B.L.

278.45

Colman Fitzgerald, B.L.

976.99

Mary Flaherty, B.L.

1,560.16

Delia Flynn, B.L.

724.46

Doirbhile Flanagan, B.L.

2,199.58

Catherine Forde, B.L.

3,195.72

Brigid Gordon, B.L.

569.56

B. H. Giblin, B.L.

652.90

Geraldine Glynn, B.L.

2,312.96

Francis Griffin, B.L.

90.00

Cornelius Guiney, B.L.

304.48

James Hamilton, B.L.

9.45

Mary Irvine, B.L.

253.13

Roddy Horan, B.L.

56.25

[79]David Hardiman, B.L.

4,879.13

Gerald B. Keys, B.L.

392.75

Gerald Kiely, B.L.

217.75

Stephen Lanigan O'Keeffe, B.L.

1,132.37

John F. Lynch, B.L.

1,530.14

Dermot McCann, B.L.

70.70

Patrick McCarthy, B.L.

1,560.91

Paul McDermott, B.L.

322.31

Declan McGovern, B.L.

112.50

Michael McGrath, B.L.

20.20

Uinsin MacGruairc, B.L.

41.00

Catherine McGuinness, B.L.

3,828.70

Valdi McMahon, B.L.

338.00

Patricia Madigan, B.L.

839.71

Francis Malone, B.L.

2,022.61

Patrick Moran, B.L.

655.23

Patricia Moran, B.L.

351.56

Doirbhile Murphy, B.L.

22.50

Helen Mullaly, B.L.

302.99

Christopher Mullane, B.L.

295.31

Margaret Nerney, B.L.

225.00

Diarmuid O'Donovan, B.L.

519.75

Padraic O'Higgins, B.L.

2,067.91

John O'Kelly, B.L.

1,863.91

Miriam O'Regan, B.L.

4,592.19

John O'Sullivan, B.L.

532.40

Mary O'Toole, B.L.

6,693.13

Darina O'Sullivan, B.L.

284.10

John Punch, B.L.

176.75

Mary E. Ring, B.L.

317.95

Edward Ryan, B.L.

84.38

Hugh Sheehan, B.L.

225.00

Katherine Shepherd, B.L.

153.00

Barbara Seligman, B.L.

830.20

William Shipsey, B.L.

168.75

Paul Sreenan, B.L.

172.38

Carmel Stewart, B.L.

307.83

Isabel Sutton, B.L.

46.90

Johnnie Walshe, B.L.

202.50

Joseph V. Ward, B.L.

1,217.43

£

Senior Counsel

3,046.13

Junior Counsel

77,258.13

Total paid

80,304.26