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  1. 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 …
  2. 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. …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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