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  1. legal aidFLAC welcomes the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to abolish the financial contribution requirement for civil legal aid for people affected by domestic violence in the District Court Issued 28 December 2017 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, to abolish the financial contribution requirement for …
  2. 3 red baubles crop2 2FLAC holiday opening hours Issued 24 December 2017 FLAC head office will be closed from 12:45pm on Friday 2 December 2017 until 9am Tuesday 2 January 2018. Our telephone information & referral line will reopen on Tuesday …
  3. Fellowship Banner-4Attention law students – Fellowship 2018 now open! Issued 5 December 2017 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2018 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  4. Peter Ward Emily O'Reilly and Eilis Barry Speirs271117Dublin019European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly delivers 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 28 November 2017 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has this evening (27.11.17) hosted its 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture at The Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital. The annual event …
  5. FLACIntroduction to 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture by Peter Ward Issued 28 November 2017 THE DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2017   INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE BY EMILY O’REILLY, EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN   PETER WARD SC, CHAIRPERSON FLAC Check against delivery …
  6. Emily O'Reilly Speaking Speirs271117Dublin065Speech by Emily O'Reilly to the 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 28 November 2017 ANNUAL DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE - ACCESS TO JUSTICE Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman 27 November 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests I’m both pleased and …
  7. Stock Image - Flats (Housing)Tenants Welcome European Committee of Social Rights Finding That Ireland Has Failed To Provide Adequate Housing Conditions on Local Authority Estates Issued 23 October 2017 Local authority tenants have welcomed a landmark decision by the European Committee of Social Rights that has found that Ireland has failed to take sufficient and timely …
  8. legal aidNo funds allocated for abolition of civil legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence in Budget 2018 Issued 10 October 2017 The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) has long campaigned for civil legal aid fees to be automatically waived for victims of domestic violence when seeking safety, protection …
  9. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC welcomes the commitment of the Chief Justice on access to Justice Issued 27 September 2017 Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), has today warmly welcomed the recent comments of the newly appointed Chief Justice, the Hon Mr. Justice Frank …
  10. four courts side angleHousing Minister called on to clarify application of departmental circular where seriously ill man denied emergency accommodation Issued 12 September 2017 The High Court learned today that settlement had been reached in proceedings brought by a seriously ill homeless man against Louth County Council and the Minister for …
  11. Stock Image - Equality Noticeboard‘Model tenants’ awarded substantial compensation for discrimination by landlord on housing assistance ground Issued 21 August 2017 FLAC today welcomed the finding of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that three tenants had been discriminated against by their landlord when the landlord refused to …
  12. Publication cover - Annual Report 201625,700 people received information and legal advice in 2016 Issued 31 July 2017 Top queries: family law, housing, employment law Welcome for reversal cuts to District Court private practitioner panel Call for end to legal aid fees in Domestic Violence …
  13. Paul190117FLAC: Welcome for stronger consumer protections in new bill dealing with financial complaints Issued 14 July 2017 Legal rights group FLAC today said a new law will introduce long awaited reforms of the legislation underpinning the Financial Services Ombudsman’s office. Earlier today …
  14. four courts side angleUPDATE: Robbie Sinnott case on voting for visually impaired people Issued 2 May 2017 The State was ordered by the High Court on Friday 28 April to pay the legal costs of Robbie Sinnott, a visually impaired man seeking to vindicate his right to vote privately …
  15. FLACTraveller family left without access to sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Issued 25 April 2017 The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that a Traveller family was discriminated against by Dublin City Council in accessing maintenance services.   Sallyann …
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