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Do we need to reform legal aid?

The Department of Justice is exploring the possibility of introducing a public defender system, t...

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16.29 14 Apr 2021


Do we need to reform legal aid?


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16.29 14 Apr 2021


The Department of Justice is exploring the possibility of introducing a public defender system, to replace the current legal aid system. Jane McGowan, barrister, former Chair of the Irish Criminal Bar Association (ICBA), and Senior Supervising Lawyer on the Irish Innocence Project, joins Sean to explain why she thinks it is not a good idea.


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