What others say about FLAC
President Mary McAleese:
FLAC, possibly because it was set up by students still trying to get their own heads around the language and practices of the law, has always had a huge sensitivity to that public fear and sense of exclusion. Part of its mission has been to be the interpreter, guide, demystifier and friend to those who would otherwise have felt like outsiders.
Dr Lydia Foy:
Many thanks to all who stayed with me in a very long struggle, from the young students and volunteers of FLAC to those who are very highly qualified in law, as all had to have patience, an open mind and staying power - despite the great obstacles along the way.
Michael M Collins SC, Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland:
When FLAC was set up forty years ago, by young lawyers who saw the need for a just legal system, open to all members of society, I do not think they would have foreseen the far reaching effects of their work. By joining FLAC, an entire generation of lawyers was radicalised and this continues today. Any member of the Bar who has given of their time and expertise to FLAC has received far more in the process. We recognise that for the justice system to work properly in Ireland, it must accommodate all citizens and all their problems, on an equal footing. FLAC and its volunteers strive to ensure fairness and equality of arms for all who seek FLAC's services. Their campaigning on legal issues strives to remedy problems within the legal system and society at large. Forty years on, there is still much work to do. The Bar and its members are proud to be associated with and work alongside FLAC and its objectives.
Emily O'Reilly, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner
I have long been an admirer of FLAC's human rights work, its dedication to the ideal of equal access to justice for all and its efforts to eradicate social and economic exclusion.
Ann Cotter and Norah McDermott on FLAC after winning their equality case in the European Court of Justice:
Without them we couldn't have done it.
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