Dáil Éireann - Volume 478 - 07 May, 1997
Written Answers - Legal Aid Service.
Mr. E. Byrne Mr. E. Byrne
103. Mr. E. Byrne asked the Minister for Equality and Law Reform the ratio of legal aid solicitors to population in each county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12281/97]
Minister for Equality and Law Reform (Mr. Taylor) Mervyn Taylor
Minister for Equality and Law Reform (Mr. Taylor): Currently there are 81 solicitors serving in the network of 30 full-time law centres operated by the Legal Aid Board. There are full-time law centres in each of 23 counties. Legal services in the remaining three counties, i.e., Carlow, Leitrim and Roscommon, are provided from part-time  law centres located at Carlow, Carrick-on-Shannon and Boyle, which are serviced from the full-time centres at Kilkenny, Longford and Sligo respectively. The ratio of solicitors to population in each of their respective counties is set out in the following tabular statement:
Ratio of Legal Aid Board solicitors to population in each county.
Dáil Éireann 478 Written Answers Legal Aid Service.