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The Irish Times reports this morning that, between August 2013 and October 2014, Irish Water spent almost €5.2million on legal fees. This bill included:

€3.6million to A&L Goodbody
€81,000 to Arthur Cox and Company
€46,411.95 to Mason Hayes and Curran
€1.3million to McCann Fitzgerald

Ruadhán MacCormaic, in the Irish Times this morning, reports:

“The total spend on lawyers’ fees is equivalent to one-third of the annual budget of the Office of the Attorney General, which provides legal advice to all Government departments…The figures on legal spending come at a time of increasing optimism among Dublin’s biggest law firms about their business prospects.”

Right so.

Irish Water spends more than €81,000 a week in legal fees (Ruadhaán MacCormaic, Irish Times)