Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (217)

Kathleen Funchion

Ceist:

217. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of solicitors, paralegal and administrative staff participating on the free Legal Aid Board by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38414/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I requested the information sought by the Deputy from the Legal Aid Board and they have provided the information in the following tables:

County

Location

Admin Staff

Paralegal

Solicitor

Cavan

Cavan Law Centre

2

1

2

Clare

Ennis Law Centre

4

1

3

Cork

Cork North Law Centre

6

3

8

Cork

Cork South Law Centre

6

3

7

Donegal

Letterkenny

4

4

Dublin

Blanchardstown Law Centre

4

1

3

Dublin

Child Abduction Unit

3

1

3

Dublin

Clondalkin Law Centre

5

1

2

Dublin

Criminal Legal Aid

8

0

0

Dublin

Finglas Law Centre

4

1

3

Dublin

IT Dublin

7

0

0

Dublin

Jervis Law Centre

5

1

5

Dublin

Medical Negligence Unit

2

2

4

Dublin

Research Learning & Development

10

0

0

Dublin

Smithfield Law Centre

11

11

14

Dublin

Tallaght Law Centre

4

1

4

Dublin

Head Office Smithfield

10

2

2

Galway

Seville House

4

4

5

Galway

Francis Street

5

3

6

Kerry

Cahirciveen Head Office

49

0

1

Kerry

Tralee Law Centre

3

2

4

Kildare

Newbridge Law Centre

3

1

4

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Law Centre

5

1

4

Laois

Portlaoise Law Centre

4

1

3

Limerick

Limerick Law Centre

5

2

4

Longford

Longford Law Centre

4

4

Louth

Dundalk Law Centre

3

1

2

Mayo

Castlebar Law Centre

5

1

3

Meath

Navan Law Centre

5

1

2

Monaghan

Monaghan Law Centre

4

2

3

Offaly

Tullamore Law Centre

3

1

2

Sligo

Sligo Law Centre

3

2

2

Tipperary

Nenagh Law Centre

4

2

4

Waterford

Waterford Law Centre

4

2

3

Westmeath

Athlone Law Centre

5

0

4

Wexford

Wexford Law Centre

3

2

4

Wicklow

Wicklow Law Centre

4

1

4

Below: The number of solicitors offering services via the Board’s private practitioner panels per county.

District Court Panel

Circuit Court Panel

District Court ChildcarePilot Panel*

Coroner’s Court Panel

International ProtectionPanel**

Abhaile Panel

Carlow

31

7

26

Cavan

29

4

1

29

Clare

25

8

32

Cork

83

12

3

30

43

Donegal

30

4

24

3

22

Dublin

189

15

51

2

59

88

Galway

56

16

29

37

Kerry

39

8

17

Kildare

69

11

45

Kilkenny

22

4

32

Laois

32

5

28

Leitrim

30

8

25

Limerick

39

10

2

24

Longford

29

5

1

21

Louth

52

3

2

31

Mayo

14

15

4

27

Meath

65

4

2

41

Monaghan

18

1

36

Offaly

32

3

28

Roscommon

43

15

25

Sligo

25

8

1

19

Tipperary

21

10

1

49

Waterford

24

6

27

Westmeath

43

6

1

27

Wexford

27

5

11

25

Wicklow

54

9

1

32

* The Childcare Private Practitioner panel is currently operating on a pilot basis in three counties.

** The Board offers legal services to International protection clients via three of its law centres and maintains a private practitioner panel on this basis also.