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  1. Emily O'Reilly Speaking Speirs271117Dublin065Speech by Emily O'Reilly to the 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 28 November 2017 ANNUAL DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE - ACCESS TO JUSTICE Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman 27 November 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests I’m both pleased and …
  2. Stock Image - Flats (Housing)Tenants Welcome European Committee of Social Rights Finding That Ireland Has Failed To Provide Adequate Housing Conditions on Local Authority Estates Issued 23 October 2017 Local authority tenants have welcomed a landmark decision by the European Committee of Social Rights that has found that Ireland has failed to take sufficient and timely …
  3. legal aidNo funds allocated for abolition of civil legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence in Budget 2018 Issued 10 October 2017 The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) has long campaigned for civil legal aid fees to be automatically waived for victims of domestic violence when seeking safety, protection …
  4. Publication cover - 2017 10 03 Data Protection Commissioner and Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian SchremsLetter to Irish Times - Max Schrems and Facebook case Issued 5 October 2017 Max Schrems and Facebook caseThu, Oct 5, 2017, 00:10Sir, – We in the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac) note the decision in the case involving the Data Protection …
  5. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC welcomes the commitment of the Chief Justice on access to Justice Issued 27 September 2017 Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), has today warmly welcomed the recent comments of the newly appointed Chief Justice, the Hon Mr. Justice Frank …
  6. four courts side angleHousing Minister called on to clarify application of departmental circular where seriously ill man denied emergency accommodation Issued 12 September 2017 The High Court learned today that settlement had been reached in proceedings brought by a seriously ill homeless man against Louth County Council and the Minister for …
  7. Stock Image - Equality Noticeboard‘Model tenants’ awarded substantial compensation for discrimination by landlord on housing assistance ground Issued 21 August 2017 FLAC today welcomed the finding of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that three tenants had been discriminated against by their landlord when the landlord refused to …
  8. Publication cover - Annual Report 201625,700 people received information and legal advice in 2016 Issued 31 July 2017 Top queries: family law, housing, employment law Welcome for reversal cuts to District Court private practitioner panel Call for end to legal aid fees in Domestic Violence …
  9. Paul190117FLAC: Welcome for stronger consumer protections in new bill dealing with financial complaints Issued 14 July 2017 Legal rights group FLAC today said a new law will introduce long awaited reforms of the legislation underpinning the Financial Services Ombudsman’s office. Earlier today …
  10. four courts side angleUPDATE: Robbie Sinnott case on voting for visually impaired people Issued 2 May 2017 The State was ordered by the High Court on Friday 28 April to pay the legal costs of Robbie Sinnott, a visually impaired man seeking to vindicate his right to vote privately …
  11. FLACTraveller family left without access to sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Issued 25 April 2017 The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that a Traveller family was discriminated against by Dublin City Council in accessing maintenance services.   Sallyann …
  12. FLACFLAC is recruiting volunteers - Get involved! Issued 6 April 2017 Volunteers needed! FLAC is seeking solicitors and barristers fully qualified to practise in Ireland to become volunteer advisors at FLAC clinics in: Ballymun Library Ballymun …
  13. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC: Man unlawfully jailed for failure to pay debt released by High Court Issued 30 March 2017 A man was released from Mountjoy Jail last week on High Court bail following an application brought by FLAC, the access to justice organisation, in a case that highlights …
  14. RobbieSinnottPILAConferenceHigh Court vindicates right to a secret ballot in elections for people with visual impairment Issued 30 March 2017 In an important victory for people with disabilities, the High Court has today found in favour of a man with a visual impairment seeking to vindicate his right to a secret …
  15. Four CourtsWelcome for initiative to improve access to justice Issued 22 March 2017 Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed an announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD that a Group is to be set up to review …
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