Public defenders



Paper on US-style public defender system almost complete

Work on a government paper exploring the introduction of a US-style public defender system as a replacement for legal aid is nearly complete, according to reports.

Published 13 April 2021

US-style public defender system would be 'complete disaster' in Ireland

The mooted introduction of a US-style system of salaried public defenders in Ireland would be a "complete disaster", lawyers have said.

Published 17 July 2020