Suspects in Garda Custody Now Permitted to have a Solicitor Present during Interviews

John A Sinnott Solicitors, criminal law

In May of this year, the Director of Public Prosecutions issued a direction to the Gardaí that if a suspect in Garda custody requests their solicitor to be present, then this request should be granted.  The Department of Justice and Equality informed the Law Society, the ruling body for solicitors, that solicitors may now advise clients in person during Garda interviews.