Tuesday 26 September 2017

Director of Public Prosecutions spent a whopping ?10m on barrister fees last year

LIAM COLLINS THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) spent over ?10m on barristers last year. Among the beneficiaries is Theresa Lowe, the former RTE presenter and host of Where in The World who earned a modest ?10,000 from the DPP in 2004.

The figures show that 17 Senor Counsel and 18 Junior Counsel earned over ?100,000 for their work. The highest fees were earned by barrister Anthony Collins SC who earned more than ?300,000 for his work for the state. The full list is as follows:

Senior Counsel Fees

Anthony Collins SC - ?318,617; Denis Buckley SC - ?277,110; George Birmingham SC - ?243,539; Thomas O'Connell SC - ?228,904; Patrick J McCarthy SC - ?217,214; Alex Owens SC - ?190,626; John Edward SC - ?183,460; Brendan Grehan SC - ?183,275; Feichin Mc Donagh SC - ?180,331; Edward Comyn SC - ?173,638.

John O Kelly SC - ?141,747; Eanna Mulloy SC - ?133,307; John Aylmer SC - ?123,543; Paul Coffey SC - ?120,928; Shane Murphy SC - ?112,740; Paddy Mc Carthy SC - ?109,773; Gerald Clarke SC - ?102,747; Mary Ellen Ring SC - ?91,475; Isobel Kennedy SC - ?89,293; Micheal L O'Higgins SC - ?83,472; Anthony Sammon SC - ?82,733; Maurice Gaffney SC - ?57,976; Hugo Hynes SC - ?49,312.

Roger Sweetman SC - ?46,912; Micheal Counihan SC - ?45,287; Paul O Higgins SC - ?39,516; Ciaran O'Loughlin SC - ?38,484; Adrian Mannering SC - ?37,944; Conor Devally SC - ?34,854; Eamon Leahy SC - ?31,907; Stephen Lannigan-O'Keeffe SC - ?29,327; Barry Hickson SC - ?27,074; Una McGurk SC - ?25,481; Peter Charleton SC - ?25,412.

Brendan Nix SC - ?27,074; Deirdre Murphy - ?20,013; Patrick Gageby SC - ?17,359; Hugh Harnett SC - ?14,402; Micheal Durack SC - ?11,994; Thomas F Creed SC - ?11,180; Kenneth Mills SC - ?10,890; Miriam Reynolds SC - ?10,000. Erwan Mill-Arden SC - ?6,542; Brian Murray SC - ?6,008; Roderick O'Hanlon SC - ?2,214; Padraic O'Higgins - ?1,905. Diarmuid McGuinness - ?1,720; Maurice Collins SC - ?1,125; Brian Murray - ?1,050.

Total Senior Counsel: ?4,019,385

Junior Counsel Fees

Dominic McGinn BL - ?213,901; Paul Greene BL - ?184,409; Paul Carroll BL - ?173,006; Fergal Foley BL - ?164,566; Garnet Orange BL - ?150,967; Mary Rose Gearty BL - ?138,079; Pauline Walley BL - ?129,098; Patrick McGrath BL - ?127,264.

Alice Fawsitt BL - ?125,281; Sean Guerin BL - ?122,859; Tony Hunt BL - ?122,629; Thomas Teehan BL - ?113,689; Pearse Sreenan BL - ?110,879; Marjorie Farrelly BL - ?108,318; Damien Colgan BL - ?106,042; Vincent Heneghan BL - ?105,884.

Jonathon Kilfeather BL - ?105,513; Donal McCarthy BL - ?100,238; Melanie Greally BL - ?99,775; Orla Crowe BL - ?99,320; Paul A McDermott BL - ?97,647; Sean Gillane BL - ?88,236; Martina Baxter BL - ?87,859; David Sutton BL - ?86,981; Rosario Boyle BL - ?83,280.

Stephen Coughlan BL - ?83,154; Conor Fahy BL - ?82,646; Roisin Mary Lacey BL - ?81,781; Una Ni Raifeartaigh BL - ?79,927; Monica Lawlor BL - ?79,459

Bernard Condon BL - ?79,331; Remy Farrell BL - ?76,400; Sunniva McDonagh BL - ?76,128; Michael F Collins BL - ?76,000; Johnny Walshe BL - ?75,640; Kevin Segrave BL - ?72,927; John Shortt BL - ?72,652; Karen O'Connor BL - ?71,429; Desmond Zaidan BL - ?71,259.

William Fennelly BL - ?70,659; Justin Dillon BL - ?69,129; John Quirke BL - ?67,428; Luan O Braonain BL - ?66,536; Marie Torrens BL - ?66,221; Richard Lyons BL - ?63,598; Micheal P O'Higgins BL - ?61,530; Diarmuid Rossa-Phelan BL - ?61,380.

Paul Burns BL - ?57,756; Gareth Baker BL - ?57,649; Caroline Biggs BL - ?57,451; Iseult O'Malley BL - ?57,069; Colm O Brian BL - ?56,275; Frank Martin BL - ?46,765; Eileen O Leary BL - ?46,556; Robert Barron BL - ?44,032; Padraig Dwyer BL - ?43,283.

John Jordan BL - ?41,889; Cormac Quinn BL - ?41,813; Aileen Donnelly BL - ?41,156; Micheal Bowman BL - ?40,640; Stephen McCann BL - ?40,457; Noel P Devitt BL - ?39,289; Joseph Barnes BL - ?38,016; Dara Foynes BL - ?37,606; Timothy O'Leary BL - ?37,055; Keirda Naidoo BL - ?34,379; Lisa Dempsey BL - ?31,681.

Conleth Bradley BL - ?31,650; Delia Flynn BL - ?30,561; Shane Costelloe BL - ?30,377; Fiona McGowan BL - ?29,108; Roughan Banim BL - ?26,703; Kieran Kelly BL - ?24,547; Cathleen Noctor BL - ?23,961; Sinead McGrath BL - ?23,903.

Eilis Brennan BL - ?23,619; Jeremy Maher BL - ?23,259; Niall Neligan BL - ?22,786; Niamh O Carroll BL - ?22,212; Patrick O'Reilly BL - ?22,104; Patrick R Treacy BL - ?21,804; Nehru Morgan-Phillay BL - ?21,516; Niall O'Hanlon BL - ?21,168; Monika Leech BL - ?19,903.

Thomas O'Malley BL - ?18,905; Elva Duffy BL - ?17,555; Desmond P Dockery BL - ?16,740; Adrienne Egan BL - ?15,859; Anne Rowland BL - ?14,285; Paul Murray BL - ?13,799; Tara Burns BL - ?12,827.

Caroline Cummings BL - ?12,827; Maurice Coffey BL - ?10,202; Theresa Lowe BL - ?10,000; David O'Neill BL - ?9,197; Cian Ferriter BL - ?8,900; Rory Mulcahy BL - ?8,600; Richard Humphreys BL - ?8,060; Anne Marie Lawlor BL - ?7,400.

Dara Hayes BL - ?6,080; Dermot Mc Keon BL - ?3,386; Una Tighe BL - ?2,342; Patrick Purcell BL - ?1,495; Ivan Daly BL - ?1,450; Elma Sheehan BL - ?1,350; Colm O Hoisin BL - ?1,200; Deirdre Browne BL - ?1,192; Andrew Walker BL - ?1,110;

Noel Whelan BL - ?1,100; Stephen Byrne BL - ?1,000; Simon McDonald BL - ?700; Lorna Lynch BL - ?700; Esmonde Keane BL - ?520; Pat O'Connell BL - ?263; Nuala Butler BL - ?200; Patricia Moran BL - ?150.

Total Junior Counsel ?6,168,790.

Total: ?10,188,175

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