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  1. Oct 2015 - CICL GroupOireachtas Committee hears findings from public interest law seminar series Issued 25 November 2015 The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality today heard findings from a unique series of seminars examining the connections between legal action and social …
  2. Stock Image - EurosState must end age discrimination against young people on social welfare Issued 24 November 2015 Legal rights group FLAC welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton that her Department plans a review into the impact …
  3. Stock Image - House Keychain (Mortgages/Housing)Reaction: Court review of insolvency arrangements Issued 20 November 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today said that new provisions for independent oversight of personal insolvency arrangements are a welcome first step towards adjusting the imbalance …
  4. Publication cover - Poster FLAC Fellowship 2016Attention law students - Fellowship 2016 now open! Issued 19 November 2015 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  5. Stock Image - Keys, Money, House (Mortgages)Six months on, where are mortgage arrears measures? Issued 16 November 2015 On 13 May 2015, the government announced a suite of measures aimed at tackling the problem of mortgage arrears and increasing the supports available for distressed borrowers. …
  6. Oct 2015 - CICL GroupPublic Interest Litigation: Does it work? Issued 16 October 2015  Pioneers in public interest litigation spoke at a seminar today (16 October 2015) at Dublin Institute of Technology examining the social impact of public interest …
  7. Oct 2015 - Sylvie Guilaume Lydia Foy Lynn BoylanLydia Foy receives European Citizen’s Prize 2015 Issued 14 October 2015 Dr Lydia Foy has today (Weds 14 Oct) become the first transgender Irish person to be honoured by the European Parliament.  She has been awarded the Parliament’s highly …
  8. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2016Budget 2016: Government must remember those who are not part of recovery Issued 13 October 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today said while there was much to welcome in Budget 2016, its focus on ‘keeping the recovery going’ should not mean it left behind those who have …
  9. Stock Image - DoorknockerLegislation needed to ensure energy efficient houses in private rental sector Issued 1 October 2015 Greater co-operation between Government departments required to ensure energy affordability for those on low income There is no specific provision in Irish legislation for …
  10. Sep 2015 - Group shot with Lydia in centreLydia Foy honoured by European Parliament on day she receives birth certificate Issued 25 September 2015 With the final barrier to recognition of her gender removed earlier this month, transgender champion Lydia Foy has this week obtained a birth certificate, giving her full …
  11. Why do Irish banks prefer Stepchange model? Issued 25 September 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today expressed puzzlement at news that five major retail banks in Ireland are to fund a UK debt advice agency to provide a telephone support service …
  12. Jul 2015 - Lydia and MichaelGender Recognition Act goes live Issued 8 September 2015 Today (Tues 8 September) it has become possible for the first time for transgender persons to apply to be recognised in their true gender, as the Department of Social …
  13. Publication cover - Overpayments Guide 2015Guide aims to clarify law behind reclaiming welfare overpayments Issued 20 July 2015 Legal rights groups FLAC and Community Law & Mediation have today launched two guides to the law underpinning the recovery of social welfare overpayments.  The guides …
  14. Jul 2015 - Trans Recog Act 2015 group‘Red letter day’ for transgender rights in Ireland with passing of recognition law Issued 15 July 2015 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the passing by Seanad Eireann of the Gender Recognition Act which will, for the first time, allow Transgender persons to be …
  15. Generic Image - FLAC BannerFLAC suggestions to Oireachtas Committee on bankruptcy term Issued 9 July 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today noted a report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice,  Defence and Equality proposing that the term for bankruptcy reduced from the …
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