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  1. tALTNew legal aid scheme for troubled borrowers welcomed Issued 25 January 2016   Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of a new legal support scheme for those in mortgage …
  2. tALTFLAC Director General Noeline Blackwell to leave post Issued 22 January 2016 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today announced the departure of its Director General, Noeline Blackwell. She has led the organisation since 2005. FLAC …
  3. tALTMichael Farrell argues for greater human rights protections Issued 3 December 2015 Speaking in Dublin this evening (3 December 2015), FLAC’s Senior Solicitor and life-long social justice activist Michael Farrell identified serious weaknesses in the …
  4. tALTSpeech by Michael Farrell to Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture No 9 Issued 3 December 2015 You can download the text of Michael Farrell's address on 'Using the Law to achieve social justice' on the occasion of the 9th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture in Dublin on 3 …
  5. tALTVolunteer survey 2015 launched Issued 3 December 2015 FLAC has launched its first online Volunteer Survey.    We would like to better understand the needs and experience of volunteers in the legal advice centres, and so we are …
  6. tALT11th hour amendment could make Legal Services Bill a tool for widening access to justice Issued 26 November 2015 In a submission to Seanad members ahead of today’s debate on the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011, legal rights group FLAC said the Bill as it currently stands does not …
  7. tALTOireachtas Committee hears findings from public interest law seminar series Issued 25 November 2015 The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality today heard findings from a unique series of seminars examining the connections between legal action and social …
  8. tALTState must end age discrimination against young people on social welfare Issued 24 November 2015 Legal rights group FLAC welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton that her Department plans a review into the impact …
  9. tALTReaction: Court review of insolvency arrangements Issued 20 November 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today said that new provisions for independent oversight of personal insolvency arrangements are a welcome first step towards adjusting the imbalance …
  10. tALTAttention law students - Fellowship 2016 now open! Issued 19 November 2015 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  11. tALTSix months on, where are mortgage arrears measures? Issued 16 November 2015 On 13 May 2015, the government announced a suite of measures aimed at tackling the problem of mortgage arrears and increasing the supports available for distressed borrowers. …
  12. tALTPublic Interest Litigation: Does it work? Issued 16 October 2015  Pioneers in public interest litigation spoke at a seminar today (16 October 2015) at Dublin Institute of Technology examining the social impact of public interest …
  13. tALTLydia Foy receives European Citizen’s Prize 2015 Issued 14 October 2015 Dr Lydia Foy has today (Weds 14 Oct) become the first transgender Irish person to be honoured by the European Parliament.  She has been awarded the Parliament’s highly …
  14. tALTBudget 2016: Government must remember those who are not part of recovery Issued 13 October 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today said while there was much to welcome in Budget 2016, its focus on ‘keeping the recovery going’ should not mean it left behind those who have …
  15. tALTLegislation needed to ensure energy efficient houses in private rental sector Issued 1 October 2015 Greater co-operation between Government departments required to ensure energy affordability for those on low income There is no specific provision in Irish legislation for …
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