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  1. WRC LOGO screenshotWRC finds Bank’s refusal to engage with customer through an ISL interpreter constituted unlawful discrimination Issued 5 July 2022 WRC finds Bank’s refusal to engage with customer through an ISL interpreter constituted unlawful discrimination   Permanent TSB refused to allow FLAC’s client, Ms Sofiya …
  2. FLAC Annual Report 2021 FinalFLAC annual report indicates access to justice crisis Issued 27 June 2022 The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell will launch the FLAC Annual Report 2021, “Towards Equal Access to Justice”, at 9:00am on Monday, 27 June 2022. …
  3. Sinead at TranEquality LaunchFLAC are proud to announce our membership of Trans Equality Together Issued 14 June 2022 FLAC are proud to announce our membership of Trans Equality Together, an Irish coalition working to create an Ireland where trans & non-binary people are equal, safe …
  4. twitter images (2)FLAC welcomes vital opportunity to advocate for fit-for-purpose civil legal aid system Issued 2 June 2022 FLAC welcomes the establishment of a Civil Legal Aid Review Group by the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee. Speaking about the announcement, FLAC CE, Eilis Barry said,  …
  5. FLAC LGBTQI  ClinicProud to be part of Equal Rights: FLAC officially launches LGBTQI+ Clinic Issued 30 May 2022 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) officially launches their pilot LGBTQI+ legal clinic in Dublin today, Monday May 30 2022. Eilis Barry CE of FLAC, speaking in advance of the …
  6. new logoFLAC calls for clarity on legal aid review amid increasing demand for services Issued 29 March 2022 Following the publication of the Department of Justice Plan 2022, legal rights NGO, FLAC have said that clarity is required on the commencement of the long overdue review …
  7. VHI LinkedIn 1Jog for Justice Issued 3 March 2022 Registration is now open for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 5th June 2022. Join Team FLAC as we walk, run and Jog for Justice in the annual 10k road race which takes …
  8. twitter imagesWRC finds hotel discriminated against family when it refused them access to emergency accommodation Issued 2 March 2022 The WRC found that the Charleville Park Hotel discriminated against FLAC’s clients on the basis of their membership of the Traveller community and because they were in …
  9. twitter imagesDiscrimination claims against pubs should be heard in the Workplace Relations Commission and access to legal aid provided, says FLAC Issued 14 February 2022 FLAC is calling on the Government to urgently act on the recommendations of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) in relation to discrimination complaints …
  10. twitter images (2)FLAC welcomes IHREC’s focus on access to justice and calls for Government to begin overdue legal aid review Issued 10 February 2022 Speaking following the launch of IHREC’s Strategic Plan 2022-2024 today, Eilis Barry, CE of the human rights charity FLAC welcomed the commission’s commitment to access …
  11. Lady JusticeUN Human Rights Review of Ireland: FLAC welcomes State’s commitment to “comprehensive and independent” review of Civil Legal Aid but expresses dismay at refusal to prohibit Racial Profiling. Issued 9 February 2022 The United Nations Human Rights Council has just published its report on foot the recent review of Ireland’s Human Rights record through the Universal Periodic Review …
  12. Generic Image - CourthouseFLAC welcomes landmark Supreme Court decision concerning the summary eviction of Travellers and seeks urgent legislative reform Issued 31 January 2022 FLAC welcomes the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court delivered today in a case concerning an application under the Planning Acts for the removal of an extended Traveller …
  13. EAP launch (1)Official Launch of the Equal Access Project Issued 24 January 2022   The Equal Access Project, a joint FLAC & INAR project funded by the European Union will be luched on Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 1pm via Zoom FLAC & INAR invite …
  14. Copy of Closed The FLAC Interview - Jackie Heffernan Issued 21 December 2021 Jackie Heffernan has been an indispensable and highly regarded member of the FLAC team since 2004.  In February 2021, Jackie officially stepped down from her role as …
  15. Seasons Greetings Season's Greetings from FLAC Issued 20 December 2021 Season's Greetings from everyone here at FLAC! Please note that our Telephone Information and Referral Line will be closed from 1pm on the 23rd December and will reopen on …
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