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  1. FLACEU has duty to protect citizens' rights as much as preserve fiscal stability Issued 7 February 2013 An event taking place in Dublin today and organised by Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) will showcase the European Union's Charter protecting the fundamental rights of …
  2. FLACFLAC urges caution on banking sector initiative for voluntary debtor deals Issued 31 January 2013 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today expressed its concerns around yesterday's announcement by the Irish Banking Federation of a new initiative …
  3. FLACNewbridge FLAC urgently needs volunteers Issued 4 January 2013 Since 1976 Newbridge Citizens Information Centre has provided a free, confidential and impartial information service. A large number of the queries are of a legal nature and …
  4. FLACNew insolvency law very welcome, but time will tell if it will be effective Issued 20 December 2012 While welcoming the passage through the Oireachtas of Personal Insolvency legislation as a desperately needed development, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) …
  5. Publication cover - FLAC Fellowship 2013 final2013 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship Issued 17 December 2012 FLAC is now welcoming applications from law students, graduates, postgraduates and Law Society students for the 2013 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship. The Fellowship is run in …
  6. Thomas HammarbergWe need human rights standards to rebalance society in austerity Issued 13 December 2012 One of Europe's most respected human rights champions has today spoken out against the relentless drive to austerity, saying that Ireland needs to rebalance itself by …
  7. FLACFrightening depth revealed in mortgage arrears figures Issued 13 December 2012 For the thirteenth consecutive quarter, the Central Bank has today released figures that show yet another increase in the level of mortgage arrears that affect people's …
  8. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyEuropean rights watchdog demands action on transgender rights, asylum reform Issued 6 December 2012 A leading European human rights watchdog has released details of his correspondence with Irish ministers, calling on the government to  work more quickly to legislate for …
  9. Publication cover - Lydia Foy & The Struggle for Gender RecognitionLydia Foy and the Struggle for Gender Recognition: a case study in public interest litigation Issued 30 November 2012 Legal update on Lydia Foy's struggle for gender recognition, written by FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell for the inaugural edition of the DCU Socio Legal Studies Review. …
  10. FLACNo cart before horse: Ground-breaking insolvency law needs careful political scrutiny Issued 29 November 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is seriously concerned that debate on important aspects of the Personal Insolvency legislation will either not happen at …
  11. FLACNavan FLAC is looking for volunteers Issued 23 November 2012 Fully qualified solicitors and barristers are needed to volunteer at the FLAC service in Navan, Co. Meath. The volunteers are asked to provide first stop legal information …
  12. Publication cover - The role of litigation Amnesty conference 22Nov2012The role of litigation: Giant Leaps and Baby Steps Issued 23 November 2012 A paper on the role of litigation in securing economic, social and cultural rights presented by FLAC's Michael Farrell to the Amnesty International Conference 2012. The …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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