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  1. tALTGuide aims to clarify law behind reclaiming welfare overpayments Issued 20 July 2015 Legal rights groups FLAC and Community Law & Mediation have today launched two guides to the law underpinning the recovery of social welfare overpayments.  The guides …
  2. tALT‘Red letter day’ for transgender rights in Ireland with passing of recognition law Issued 15 July 2015 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the passing by Seanad Eireann of the Gender Recognition Act which will, for the first time, allow Transgender persons to be …
  3. tALTFLAC suggestions to Oireachtas Committee on bankruptcy term Issued 9 July 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today noted a report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice,  Defence and Equality proposing that the term for bankruptcy reduced from the …
  4. tALTOver 28,000 people received legal help in 2014 Issued 6 July 2015 Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald today launched the Annual Report for 2014 of legal rights group FLAC. Launching the report and a guide to the law on …
  5. tALTUN criticises ‘disproportionate’ state focus on cuts during austerity Issued 22 June 2015 A top UN body has criticised the Irish state for its response to the economic and financial crisis in cutting public expenditure, especially in housing, healthcare, social …
  6. tALTFailure to deal with top-up loans leaves burden on poorest families Issued 16 June 2015 It is reported today that the Financial Services Ombudsman’s Bureau has upheld a complaint by a Donegal couple who complained about their loan from a leading moneylender …
  7. tALTGuide to moneylending & the law Issued 16 June 2015 We are re-posting a link to our Guide to Moneylending & the Law in the wake of a report by Charlie Weston of the Irish Independent. Charlie reports on a finding of the …
  8. tALTRound-up: UN examination of Ireland under ICESCR Issued 10 June 2015 Disability, debt, housing, abortion, Direct Provision: UN tackles Irish government on basic rights A top UN body has questioned the Irish government on how it has fulfilled …
  9. tALTNoeline Blackwell address to UN Committee Issued 8 June 2015 Oral Presentation:  To the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights By:   Noeline Blackwell on behalf of FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centres) and the Our Voice …
  10. tALTLydia Foy wins European Citizens prize Issued 4 June 2015 Update: Lydia Foy wins European Citizens prize FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres)  welcomes the award of the prestigious European Citizens Prize for Ireland to Dr Lydia Foy to …
  11. tALTBriefing: Mortgage Arrears Figures issued 4 June 2015 Issued 4 June 2015 FLAC Briefing Note Central Bank Mortgage Arrears Figures issued 4 June 2015 Quite late into the second quarter of 2015, the Central Bank has today issued finally figures on …
  12. tALTIreland now one of most progressive states on Transgender recognition Issued 4 June 2015   Ireland is now one of the “most progressive states in the world” on legal recognition of Transgender people following the government’s amendments to the Gender …
  13. tALTGovernment to face UN scrutiny on basic rights Issued 2 June 2015 A report launched today by the Public Interest Law Alliance of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) gives an updated assessment and analysis from over 80 voluntary organisations …
  14. tALTInternational event examines impact of austerity on basic rights Issued 14 May 2015 Human rights organisations from all over Europe and Irish bodies working on economic, social and cultural rights issues are meeting in Dublin this morning to examine how …
  15. tALTGovernment announcement represents some progress on mortgage arrears Issued 13 May 2015 Today’s announcement from government of proposed reforms to assist those in mortgage arrears marks progress and is a recognition that there has been an unfair imbalance in …
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