Minister to consider public defender system to replace legal aid scheme Civil servants in the Department of Justice are currently preparing a paper exploring the introduction of a public defender system in Ireland. It is understood this is nearing completion. Photograph: Getty Images 2:43

System would see defendants represented by State-employed lawyers

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