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  1. covid19COVID-19 Information Update Issued 1 April 2020 Dear all In light of the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak, FLAC have decided for the safety of our volunteers and service users to close our free legal advice clinics until …
  2. ET9h8PVXsAEi1FCFLAC Produces Factsheets For Covid-19 Outbreak Issued 26 March 2020 FLAC is producing a series of FLACsheets to keep you informed during the Covid-19 outbreak. So far these cover Employment Law, Social Welfare Supports, Family Law queries and …
  3. four courts side angleImportant clarification from the Court on the obligations of housing authorities Issued 12 March 2020 Press Release Important clarification from the Court on the obligations of housing authorities FLAC welcomes the Judgment of Mr Justice MacGrath in the High Court today …
  4. new logoCOVID-19 Information Issued 12 March 2020 Dear all In light of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar statement on the COVID-19 virus,  FLAC have decided for the safety of our volunteers and service users to close our free legal …
  5. ERT60t1WsAEZzL9'The EU Charter and the ECHR: Practice and Potential' Issued 1 February 2020 October 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the landmark Airey judgment delivered in October 1979, by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), establishing the right to …
  6. FLAC Manifesto for Civil Legal Aid 2020 22.01.20Will you support the #Right2Justice in Ireland today? Issued 22 January 2020 In order to ensure that there is access to justice for everybody, we need a root and branch review of the legal aid system. Access to justice includes being able to access …
  7. FLAC Manifesto for Civil Legal Aid 2020 22.01.20FLAC calls on candidates to support a right to justice for those on low incomes Issued 22 January 2020 Speaking in Dublin today, Eilis Barry Chief Executive of FLAC called on election candidates to commit to supporting a #right2justice for those on low incomes, if they are …
  8. Simple Christmas Facebook PostSeason's Greetings from FLAC! Issued 19 December 2019 Season's Greetings from everyone here at FLAC! Please note that our Telephone Information & Referral Line shall be closed from Friday 20th December for the Christmas …
  9. EKxVTo9XYAAI_g4FLAC: Welcome for United Nations call to reform civil legal aid to help combat racial discrimination Issued 15 December 2019 An expert UN body has published a comprehensive blueprint for government action to eliminate race discrimination in Ireland, including an important change to state legal aid …
  10. Slide to be inserted into IVD videoHappy International Volunteer Day 2019 Issued 5 December 2019 Happy International Volunteer Day to all of our brilliant FLAC volunteers! Thank you for giving up your time to provide vital
  11. FLAC Submission to ICERDFLAC calls for improvements in equality mechanisms at UN ICERD examination in Geneva Issued 2 December 2019 The Chief Executive of legal rights group FLAC Eilis Barry is at the United Nations HQ in Geneva today to raise concerns about the lack of legal aid for racial discrimination …
  12. lgbt scalesFLAC response to report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act Issued 29 November 2019 FLAC welcomes the publication of Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty’s, Report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act today. The …
  13. eilis.PNG FLAC attended JOC on ‘Access to Justice and Legal Costs’ Issued 27 November 2019 The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality heard today from legal rights group FLAC in relation to the issue of ‘Access to Justice and Legal Costs’. In their …
  14. FLAC's 50th CelebrationMore Josie Aireys needed to continue to challenge and improve Ireland’s legal system – FLAC Issued 8 November 2019 Functioning legal aid system essential to ensuring access to justice The legacy created by Josie Airey – who paved the way for civil legal aid in Ireland – deserves to be …
  15. FLACIrish legal profession celebrates inaugural Pro Bono Week and calls for increased participation in pro bono Issued 4 November 2019 Today sees the launch of the first Pro Bono Week in Ireland, a collaboration between leading law firms A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox and pro bono organisations PILA (Public …
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