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  1. FLAC2012 annual report shows busy year as thousands received legal help Issued 15 July 2013 Legal rights group FLAC says its annual report for 2012 shows there is not just a fundamental need in Irish society for accessible legal information and advice for …
  2. FLACFLAC Submission on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 8 July 2013 Following the publication of an opinion piece by FLAC's Director General Noeline Blackwell in today's Irish Times on legal services reform (Cap on legal case costs would be …
  3. FLACLenders gain more control than ever under new Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears Issued 27 June 2013 Viewed in its entirety, the revised Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears announced today (Thursday 27 June 2013) seems to be a set of rules designed to allow lenders to speed …
  4. FLACNew law to licence personal insolvency practitioners will exclude 'poorer' debtors Issued 25 June 2013 Legal rules issued today to provide for the licensing of Personal Insolvency Practitioners by the Insolvency Service of Ireland will finally allow debtors to start their …
  5. Generic Image - Noeline at FLAC front door‘Tougher than ever’ context for households in arrears means less dramatic increase is cause for deep worry Issued 21 June 2013 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) warns that the context for the steady increase in mortgage arrears is one where borrowers in trouble still lack any …
  6. FLACUpcoming Seanad debates need to consider impact of legislation on over-indebted people Issued 19 June 2013 According to the legal rights group FLAC, two pieces of legislation that come up for debate in the Seanad this week will impact particularly heavily on people living on very …
  7. FLACFLAC welcomes Ombudsman's Report on HSE failure to pay award to asylum seeker Issued 12 June 2013 Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed a report from the Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly that highlights serious failings at several different levels by both the Health Service …
  8. FLACWicklow, Arklow and Blessington FLAC Volunteers are recruited Issued 10 June 2013 FLAC is recruiting fully qualified solicitors and barristers to volunteer at the FLAC services in Wicklow town, Arklow, and Blessington in Co. Wicklow. Volunteer advisors are …
  9. FLACVolunteer at FLAC day-time Clinics Issued 10 June 2013 FLAC is looking for fully qualified solicitors and barristers to become advisors in our daytime FLAC centres in Sean McDermott Street and Ballymun Civic Centre in Dublin. …
  10. FLACWexford FLAC is recruiting fully qualified solicitors and barristers Issued 30 May 2013 Wexford FLAC is recruiting fully qualified solicitors and barristers to volunteer at the FLAC service in Wexford. Volunteer advisors are asked to provide first stop legal …
  11. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardIreland in breach of human rights law on transgender recognition Issued 23 May 2013 Ireland today is in clear and flagrant breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because of its failure to legally recognise Dr Lydia Foy as a woman.  And the …
  12. Dec 2012 - Volunteers (Dave Ellis)Pressing need for clear information & advice for consumers on personal debt options Issued 16 May 2013 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today hosts an information event on 'Moving out of Personal Debt: How to use the new legal infrastructure on personal debt …
  13. Generic Image - Noeline at FLAC front doorBalance lender powers with consumer protections in reforming repossessions law Issued 30 April 2013 As a relatively small but very important piece of law is being proposed to effectively make it easier for lenders to process repossessions through the courts, legal rights …
  14. FLACWelcome for new community law & mediation resource in Limerick Issued 26 April 2013 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today warmly greeted the launch of Limerick Community Law and Mediation Centre. This is the first service of its kind …
  15. FLACStatement on Launch of Insolvency Service of Ireland Issued 18 April 2013 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the issue of guidelines on minimum income and the regulations on Personal Insolvency Practitioners as necessary forerunners to the …
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