The Indo article is of the dog whistle variety, in my opinion.The Indo article is short on detail. A lot of comment on here seems to assume that the normal rules regarding legal aid were suspended in this case. There's no basis for this speculation; there must be one of those pesky legal reasons that Murphy got the aid (if he did - it's unwise to take the word of the Independent for anything)
If I was on 90 grand. No.If you're ever on trial for your self-confessed fraudulent activities, will you seek legal aid?
FLA is for those that can't afford it. Murphy is on 90 grand plus expenses. There is no way FLA was designed for this. He is a scrounger.Why should one have to expend one's personal resources, defending one's innocence?
I don't think it works in Ireland the way it does in the movies, where the bum who is the Public Defender is assigned by the State.What's stranger is why he would choose a State appointed lawyer considering it's the State against whom he is competing.
Foolish if nothing else.