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'BILL IS GOVERNMENT'S FAULT'.

BRIAN Lenihan's move to cut tribunal costs has been criticised as too little too late after 10 years of inflated lawyers' fees and drawn-out investigations.

Labour's Joan Burton yesterday said the move was like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. She added: "The huge fees paid was negotiated and agreed by the Fianna Fail/PD Government.

"There were promises to cut legal fees, particularly at election time, but no action was taken. It is simply a matter of common sense that the tribunals should be asked to finish their work as early as possible.

"Had the Government delivered on promises to cut legal fees, the taxpayer would not be left facing this huge bill."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 15, 2008
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