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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. Speirs140619FLACDublin03FLAC Statement on the death of Frank Callanan SC. Issued 13 December 2021 It is with profound sadness we at FLAC learned of the death of Frank Callanan SC.   He was without equal at the Irish Bar and his is death is a huge loss to the legal, …
  7. new logo cropFLAC welcomes WRC decisions in favour of client who suffered discrimination after disclosing his HIV status. Issued 13 December 2021 The Workplace Relations Commission yesterday issued decisions in two linked cases in favour of a man who suffered discrimination, contrary to the Equal Status Acts, after …
  8. FLAC Justice Lecture 2021 (2)FLAC Annual Justice Lecture 2021 with Prof Grainne de Burca Issued 10 December 2021 The FLAC Annual Justice Lecture is an alternative legal space where prominent people reflect & drive debate on topical legal & social issues. FLAC Annual Justice …
  9. Request for Tenders_Research_Equal Access Project[72]FLAC and INAR Call for Tenders: Equal Access Project Issued 29 November 2021 FLAC and INAR Call for Tenders: Equal Access Project   The Equal Access Project (EAP) is a joint initiative of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) and INAR (Irish Network …
  10. GdeB JK lectureFLAC Annual Justice Lecture 2021 Issued 24 November 2021 The Council and Staff of FLAC cordially invite you to the FLAC Annual Justice Lecture 2021     In memory of Dave Ellis    "Mobilising for Human Rights in Ireland"  to be …
  11. blog imageryWaterford Council Decision not to proceed with halting site quashed today in case taken by the FLAC Traveller Legal Service. Issued 23 November 2021 In the case, Ellen Delaney and Mary O’Reilly v Waterford City and County Council, which was heard remotely today by Judge Meenan, Waterford City Council agreed to an order …
  12. Copy of PI Website Header (1280 x 400 px) (1)Irish legal profession to celebrate third Pro Bono Week, calling for increased participation in pro bono. Issued 18 November 2021 On Monday, 22 November 2021, lawyers from A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, Holohan Solicitors, KOD Lyons, Leman's, Mason, Hayes & Curran, Matheson, McCann FitzGerald LLP, …
  13. FLAC Pillar to Post - Paper 3FLAC warns that the distress of Covid may be followed by the stress of consumer over-indebtedness, as the cost of living rises and payment breaks and supports are removed. Issued 3 November 2021 Today Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) publishes the third of four papers in the series ‘From Pillar to Post’ which examines issues arising in new and existing …
  14. Stock Image - Scales of Justice with HandsFLAC welcomes settlement of Circuit Court Discrimination Case taken by a woman of Romani heritage against An Garda Síochána Issued 14 October 2021 A discrimination case taken by Professor Ethel Brooks, against An Garda Síochána on foot of an interaction with a member of An Garda Síochána at Dublin Airport reached …
  15. Stock Image - CalculatorFLAC welcomes increase in legal aid funding as a step in the right direction - Budget 2022 Issued 13 October 2021 Speaking following the Budget announcement of an additional €3.3m to support the work of the State’s Legal Aid Board, including the provision of legal advice and legal …
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