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  1. tALTKey role for judiciary in a legal system that safeguards basic rights and dignity for all Issued 8 December 2016 A leading South African Judge visiting Dublin has underlined the key role of an independent judiciary for the rule of law and the protection of constitutional rights. …
  2. tALTIntroduction to 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 8 December 2016 DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2016 INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE BY JUSTICE EDWIN CAMERON, JUSTICE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court OF SOUTH AFRICA PETER WARD SC, CHAIRPERSON FLAC …
  3. tALTFellowship 2017 now open! Issued 30 November 2016 Attention law students –  FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2017 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law …
  4. tALTNew legal resource for NGOs on data protection through pro bono legal initiative Issued 25 November 2016  Leading Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald and the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) today launched a handbook on data protection for NGOs and community organisations. …
  5. tALTFirst Free Legal Advice Leaflet Translated to Irish Issued 14 November 2016 Nationwide Services in Irish Launched Conradh na Gaeilge & FLAC launch free legal advice services through Irish in Galway, Dublin, Donegal, Cork & Belfast  Conradh …
  6. tALTSocial welfare law must not leave people behind, say legal rights bodies Issued 10 November 2016 Joint press advisory                                 Thursday 10 November 2016 FLAC and Community Law & Mediation Two leading independent …
  7. tALTBudget 2017: Welcome relief for vulnerable groups but fairer budget process must come soon Issued 11 October 2016 Legal rights group FLAC today said that while it welcomed the basic welfare increases that will benefit many vulnerable segments of society in Budget 2017, it regretted that …
  8. tALTAlmost 29,000 people helped with legal advice and information in 2015 Issued 3 October 2016 Top issues: housing, family law, employment law, debt & credit  The continuing impact of austerity in Ireland is borne out by data on legal need for 2015 released by …
  9. tALTFLAC appoints new CEO Issued 27 July 2016 Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Eilis Barry, who will take up the position on 7 September next. Ms Barry is a …
  10. tALTBudget 2017 must be fair and improve the lives of those who have been left behind Issued 21 July 2016 Today, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) called on the State to ensure that human rights are a primary consideration in all budget related decisions. In its …
  11. tALTLegal aid for those in mortgage arrears finally here Issued 6 July 2016 Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the new legal support scheme for those in mortgage debt announced by Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD.  The …
  12. tALTHigh success rate of social welfare appeals suggests issues with original decision-making Issued 20 May 2016 A new report reveals that a high number of social welfare decisions are being overturned on appeal, prompting concerns around the original refusal of welfare payment …
  13. tALTMore action needed to avoid surge in homelessness among people in deep mortgage arrears Issued 17 May 2016 The Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee will hear today from legal rights group FLAC on how the state might avert the threat of homelessness to the 30,000 …
  14. tALTUPR: Ireland under international scrutiny at UN hearing today Issued 11 May 2016 Other UN member states are putting tough questions on Ireland’s human rights track record to a government delegation at a UN hearing in Geneva today, including our failure …
  15. tALTNew guides for engaging with international human rights mechanisms published Issued 20 April 2016 Today, FLAC published two guides which demonstrate the value of shining an international spotlight on domestic human rights issues. The two guides aim to better equip both …
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