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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. tALTMinister Sean Sherlock to lead government delegation to UN examination of Ireland Issued 24 April 2015 Ahead of a United Nations examination of Ireland in June, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade this morning announced that the government delegation will be led by …
  4. tALTEuropean rights body to examine local authority tenants housing complaint Issued 24 March 2015 Dublin, Paris, 24 March 2015 – A landmark collective complaint against Ireland, which outlines appalling and widespread sub-standard housing issues across 20 Local …
  5. tALTSurvey: Irish lawyers ready, willing and able to help for social good Issued 16 March 2015 The first ever survey on pro bono legal work in Ireland reveals a strong and growing appetite among the legal professions for providing help to those who cannot afford it. …
  6. FLACThree point plan needed from Government to address mortgage arrears crisis Issued 9 March 2015 FLAC press release                                                          09 March 2015 A three point plan needed …
  7. tALT18-year transgender case ends as recognition bill discussed in Seanad Issued 29 January 2015 The long-running Lydia Foy case ended in the High Court today (Thursday), with  Senior Counsel for Dr Foy, Bill Shipsey SC, telling the court that the case could be struck …
  8. tALTAnalysis of mortgage arrears data shows Government strategy not working Issued 15 January 2015 An in-depth analysis of the steps taken by the state and lenders to resolve the owner occupier mortgage arrears crisis indicates that the Government’s current approach is …
  9. tALTFLAC welcomes Gender Recognition Bill after 17-year legal battle Issued 19 December 2014 Campaigner Lydia Foy speaks of joy over recognition before the law at last  FLAC welcomes today’s publication of the Government’s Gender Recognition Bill, seven years …
  10. tALTAusterity dominates UN questions for Irish Government Issued 10 December 2014 Questions raised by a United Nations committee in Geneva this week ask the Irish Government to explain how it is ensuring that the privatisation of water services will not …
  11. tALTWider view needed for new mortgage lending rules Issued 9 December 2014 In regulating how much a person can borrow to buy a house, the State must also take into account not just the Central Bank’s proposals but the wider crises in housing and …
  12. tALTAttention law students - Fellowship 2015 now open! Issued 3 December 2014 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2015 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  13. tALTRenowned US public interest lawyer delivers FLAC annual lecture Issued 1 December 2014 Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed renowned US public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson who will deliver the organisation’s annual lecture this evening in Dublin. …
  14. tALTUN to be told state failing its duties on ‘everyday’ rights in Ireland Issued 19 November 2014 An independent report detailing gaps in how the state is meeting its obligations under an international treaty on economic, social and cultural rights was launched this …
  15. tALTGovernment states “firm intention” to enact Gender Recognition Bill as Lydia Foy case settled Issued 28 October 2014 The landmark and long-running Lydia Foy transgender legal case has been settled today following a Government commitment that it is its “firm intention” to introduce a …
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