Legal aid and advice

  • The Legal Aid Board provides legal aid and advice in civil cases to people in Ireland who meet certain requirements (mainly,their means must be below a certain limit and there must be merit in the case.

  • An explanation of civil legal aid and legal advice and the eligibility criteria to be able to avail of it.

  • If you have a legal dispute in another EU country you may be able to avail of legal aid in that country by applying to the Legal Aid Board.

  • Under the Garda Station Legal Advice Revised Scheme legal advice may be provided to those detained under certain legislation in Garda stations.

  • You must fulfil certain criteria to qualify for criminal legal aid. Find out about the cases where legal aid is granted and how to apply.

  • There are a range of different legal aid certificates issued in Ireland. Find out what each certificate means and how to obtain one.

  • FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is an independent voluntary organisation that offers free basic legal information and advice.

  • Legal aid is available to people who are applying for international protection in Ireland.