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  1. Publication cover - FLAC Annual Report 2011Justice gap in Ireland continues to widen, says legal rights group Issued 18 June 2012 The public's need for information and assistance on legal matters continues to rise across Ireland, says legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) in its annual …
  2. FLACThe proposed merger of the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority Issued 1 June 2012 A paper presented by FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell at the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) seminar on anti-discrimination bodies, June 2012
  3. FLACUrgent need for leadership on mortgage arrears crisis Issued 21 May 2012 The continued rise in households behind on their mortgage payments is another red flag for government to speed its reform of our hopelessly inadequate debt laws, said legal …
  4. Publication cover - FLAC_NCLC_Submission on Social Welfare Pensions Bill 2012_FINALMortgage supplement changes premature and unsupportive of hard-pressed borrowers Issued 25 April 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) expressed concern today that a proposed change to the Social Welfare Pensions Bill 2012 will remove an essential …
  5. FLACIndependence of new body the key to ensuring equality and human rights Issued 20 April 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the strong call for a new Human Rights & Equality Commission to be fully independent of government. …
  6. FLACNeed to learn from others' experience on personal insolvency law Issued 19 April 2012 At a conference launched by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD in Dublin this morning, legal rights organisation FLAC is bringing together Irish and international …
  7. FLACPortlaoise FLAC urgently needs volunteer advisors Issued 17 April 2012 The Portlaoise FLAC is seeking fully qualified solicitors and barristers to volunteer to become advisors. FLAC Advisors are asked to provide first stop legal advice and …
  8. Publication cover - Transgender Bill promised for year's endFoy compensation decision welcome but legislation still needed Issued 4 April 2012 FLAC welcomes the Government decision to consider paying compensation to Dr Lydia Foy for its failure to officially recognise her as a woman for many years but points out …
  9. FLACVolunteer advisors are needed urgently in Finglas, Tallaght and Clondalkin Issued 3 April 2012 FLAC is looking for fully qualified solicitors and barristers to become advisors in Finglas, Clondalkin and Tallaght FLAC centres in Dublin. Volunteer advisors will be asked …
  10. FLACBriefing: Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 21 March 2012 FLAC presentation on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Wednesday 21 March 2012 FLAC (Free Legal Advice …
  11. FLACCode already allows banks ample contact with customers, so why change it? Issued 14 March 2012 Legal rights organisation FLAC today called on the Central Bank to clarify why it should allow banks to make more calls to hard-pressed customers in mortgage arrears, after a …
  12. FLACFLAC Volunteer Training event on Legal Aid, Mortgage and Debt Issues and an update on Employment law Issued 2 March 2012 FLAC supports its volunteers through providing training events that are useful during volunteering in our Centres. During our training courses we aim to cover 2 main topics …
  13. FLACTransgender woman in civil partnership Issued 22 February 2012 A transgender woman has officially entered a civil partnership with her female partner in Ireland. The registration ceremony, which took place some time ago, amounts to legal …
  14. Publication cover - Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 submissionLegal services reform must not be 'change for the sake of it' Issued 21 February 2012 Government proposals to change how legal services are delivered in Ireland do not prioritise access to the legal system and thus will not improve the situation for many …
  15. FLACFLAC reaction to mortgage arrears figures from Central Bank in February 2012 Issued 17 February 2012 FLAC Press Release Friday 17 February 2012 The legal rights organisation FLAC today said that even though the rise in mortgage debt was entirely predictable, there should be …
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