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Departmental Legal Costs

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 19 May 2015

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Questions (453)

Dominic Hannigan


453. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent by her Department in legal fees in 2012, 2013, and 2014 in appealing decisions taken by the High Court; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20159/15]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department has not incurred any legal fees in appealing decisions of the High Court during the years 2012-2014 inclusive.

Legal costs incurred by the State in cases before the courts are generally not met directly by my Department. In accordance with financial procedures in cases involving damages or compensation against the State, costs are generally charged to the Chief State Solicitor's Office Vote as sanctioned by the Attorney General.