The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice


File : Impact of the publication of the 2012 edition of the CEPEJ evaluation report of European judicial systems


20th CEPEJ plenary meeting, 6 and 7 December 2012 in Strasbourg

    Thematic analysis of the Press review on the occasion of the publication of the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems – 2012 edition”

    Public Expenditures: courts, prosecution system and legal aid

The Irish article mentions the budget allocated to justice and recalls that it is slightly above the average of the member states of the Council of Europe.

    Access to justice

        Legal aid

The Irish article reports that Ireland is one of the most generous in matter of amounts allocated under legal aid.

        Taxes and court fees

The Irish newspaper reports that taxes and court fees represented 32% of the courts’ budget, a result largely below other member states of the Council of Europe where taxes constitute the majority of the courts’ income.

    Status and career of judges and prosecutors (incomes, responsibilities)

The Irish article reports that the Irish judges’ income is one of the highest in Europe.

    Frequency of litigation

Regarding the frequency of litigation in Ireland, the article notes that Northern Europe societies, such as Ireland, are less likely to go to courts but it explains that some cases were assigned to administrative institutions instead of courts.