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  1. 2012 11 20_PI bill briefing 003Government debt plan failing consumers Issued 20 November 2012 Ahead of the Bill's introduction to the Seanad on Wednesday, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is today presenting its assessment of the Personal Insolvency …
  2. Nov 2012- Katherine Zappone Michael Farrell & OthsGovernment losing golden opportunity to reform sub-standard appeals system Issued 8 November 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) says the government has "wasted a golden opportunity" to implement some simple changes to vastly improve a key welfare …
  3. Generic Image - Social Welfare FLACsheetsSeanad motion on social welfare appeals system supports need for change sooner rather than later Issued 7 November 2012 Legal rights group FLAC today called on the government to make some simple changes to improve a key support system for people in Ireland, ahead of a motion being put forward …
  4. Publication cover - Not Fair Enough Executive SummaryTime to reform social welfare appeals system Issued 24 October 2012 Legal rights group FLAC today released a report recommending root-and-branch reform of the country's system for handling social welfare appeals. Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly …
  5. FLACEurope rights leader greets Lydia Foy Issued 18 October 2012 Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks yesterday (Thursday) met transgender woman Lydia Foy at a conference in Dublin. Speaking at the annual meeting of …
  6. FLACStrong words must be matched by concrete action on banks' failings Issued 17 October 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed comments made by both Central Bank and Department of Finance officials that seemed to indicate a tougher …
  7. Publication cover - FLAC reaction to ECB opinion re PI BillComment on ECB Opinion on measures relating to personal insolvency Issued 4 October 2012 On 25 July 2012, the Minister for Finance requested an Opinion on the Personal Insolvency Bill 2012 from the European Central Bank (ECB. The full text of that Opinion …
  8. FLACDebtors need sustained support, not just once-off financial advice Issued 6 September 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today gave a mixed reaction to the government's launch of a new independent financial advice scheme for distressed …
  9. FLACTralee FLAC Volunteers Needed Issued 29 August 2012 Fully qualified solicitors and barristers are needed to volunteer at the FLAC service in Tralee, Co. Kerry. The volunteers are asked to provide first stop legal information …
  10. FLACNo 'news' in steady growth of mortgage arrears; just rising cost in human misery countrywide Issued 23 August 2012 The Central Bank today released figures showing that residential mortgage arrears are continuing to rise. The following is a statement by the Director General of legal rights …
  11. FLACDavy research shows banks must change approach to tackling mortgage arrears Issued 17 August 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today warned that short-term measures from banks are not coping with Ireland's chronic mortgage arrears problem. Reacting …
  12. FLACMaintaining basic standards will steer Irish society through recession Issued 5 July 2012 Today Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD opens the Dáil debate on the Personal Insolvency Bill. Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) which will be in …
  13. FLACWaterford FLAC is looking for volunteer legal advisors Issued 2 July 2012 Volunteers needed Waterford Free Legal Advice Centre seeks fully qualified solicitors/barristers to join our team of lawyers in providing free initial legal advice to members …
  14. Publication cover - FLAC briefing on personal insolvency bill 2012Relief at insolvency law reform - wary on bank veto & debtor supports Issued 29 June 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today expressed its relief that the long-promised and very badly needed Personal Insolvency Bill had finally been released …
  15. FLACGovernment 'action on mortgage debt' strategy not giving away plans Issued 26 June 2012 Today's government's press conference on its 'Action on Mortgage Debt' did not reveal much detail on its proposed personal insolvency scheme. Legal rights organisation FLAC …
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