Increase in number of people receiving free legal aid in Kerry

The number of people granted free legal aid in Kerry has risen by 12 percent over a five year period. Gavel 2 New figures from the Department of Justice show that in 2013 – the last year for which figures were available – there were 610 apllications granted for criminal and civil legal aid in the county. This was an increase from 546 in 2009. In the five year period, a total of 2,974 people were granted legal aid in Kerry.