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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 #accesstojustice. Thanks also to the Citizens …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. legal aidFLAC welcomes Oireachtas Committee call for review of legal aid Issued 24 October 2019 Speaking following the publication of a report on the Family Law System from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality, FLAC CEO Eilis Barry welcomed the report, …
  12. FLACFLAC Conference: The EU Charter and the ECHR: Practice and Potential Issued 18 October 2019 2019 is a special year for FLAC as the organisation marks its 50th anniversary. This October we also mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most important decisions on …
  13. FLACFLAC calls for end to age discrimination in welfare payments Issued 9 October 2019 Following the welfare changes announced in Budget 2020, FLAC CE Eilis Barry welcomed the change to Jobseekers Allowance that will allow young people aged 25 to receive the …
  14. ar photo425,164 received legal information and advice in 2018 Issued 2 October 2019 Top queries: Family law, employment law, wills/probate and housing 108 casefiles: housing, discrimination and social welfare Call for root and branch review of the …
  15. graphic The EU Charter and the ECHR_ Practice and Potential 'The EU Charter and the ECHR: Practice and Potential' Issued 24 September 2019 Save the date: Friday 18th of October FLAC Half-day Conference on - 'The EU Charter and the ECHR: Practice and Potential' FLAC is delighted to invite you to our half day …
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