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  1. FLACEuropean Human Rights Chief welcomes Government's transgender decision Issued 31 August 2010 Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg has welcomed the Government's decision "at long last" to recognise transgender woman Lydia Foy as a …
  2. FLACFLAC reaction to proposed changes in family law, bankruptcy and civil legal aid Issued 30 August 2010 Legal rights organisation FLAC has commented on the draft legislation published today by the Department of Justice & Law Reform, the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) …
  3. Public given rare opportunity to shape mortgage arrears policy Issued 19 August 2010 The Financial Regulator is currently revising its Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears. As part of a consultation, it is offering the public a rare chance to contribute its …
  4. FLACCautious welcome for Financial Regulator's proposals Issued 13 August 2010 Legal rights organisation FLAC today gave a cautious welcome to the Financial Regulator's consultation paper on the code of conduct for mortgage arrears. Noting that the …
  5. FLACFLAC Advisors are needed for Newbridge CIC Issued 23 July 2010 Since 1976 Newbridge Citizens Information Centre has provided a free, confidential and impartial information service. We are part of a network of CICs throughout the country …
  6. FLACFLAC welcomes decision to quash jury ban on deaf woman Issued 14 July 2010 No blanket exclusion of deaf jurors, but state should go further FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), which represented deaf woman Joan Clarke, welcomed the ruling of the High …
  7. FLACFLAC welcomes interim recommendations of Expert Group Issued 6 July 2010 FLAC today welcomed provisions contained in the interim report of the Mortgage Arrears and Personal Debt Expert Group but noted that major issues remain to be addressed by …
  8. FLACForced transfer of asylum seekers ignores rights, says legal group Issued 6 July 2010 Legal rights group FLAC today described as "very worrying" recent developments around the announcement that some 150 people living in the Mosney direct provision …
  9. FLACIMF support for vulnerable homeowners brings a necessary balance: says FLAC Issued 25 June 2010 The legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) said today that the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in relation to vulnerable houseowners was …
  10. FLACJoint release: Support groups seek independent complaints mechanism for direct provision Issued 23 June 2010 A number of non-governmental organisations working in the area of asylum and refugee rights today called for the introduction of an independent complaints mechanism for …
  11. 2010 - Lydia Foy & Michael Farrell Press ConferencGovernment drops appeal in historic transgender case Issued 21 June 2010 Taoiseach to tell Dail Ireland is in breach of rights treaty The Government has withdrawn its appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of transgender woman Lydia Foy. It has …
  12. Publication cover - Joint submission on Social Welfare Bill 2010Joint FLAC/NCLC Release: Proposed social welfare measures are unnecessary and regressive Issued 17 June 2010 Two independent legal rights bodies have condemned changes proposed in the government's latest social welfare bill as "unnecessary and regressive." In a joint …
  13. FLACNew credit legislation brings no clarity for consumers Issued 14 June 2010 Despite assurances following regulatory failures, the government has again failed to adequately prioritise consumer interests, said legal rights group FLAC today. This …
  14. FLACFLAC warns of danger to society from rise in serious mortgage arrears Issued 27 May 2010 Legal rights group FLAC expressed grave concern today over fresh figures from the Financial Regulator that show mortgage arrears are continuing to rise steadily. The …
  15. FLACWide range of solutions to mortgage crisis needed, not silver bullet Issued 26 May 2010 Legal rights organisation FLAC today welcomed comments earlier today from Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield that indicated consumer concerns were a priority for the …
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