Legal aid and advice
The Legal Aid Board provides legal aid and advice in civil cases to people in Ireland who satisfy certain requirements (principally,their means must be below a certain limit and there must be merit in the case.
An explanation of civil legal advice and legal aid 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.
Legal aid is available to people who are applying for international protection in Ireland.
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Asylum seekers and refugees
Services for asylum seekers in Ireland
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.