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  1. FLACOireachtas Briefing re Irish Credit Bureau presentation Issued 11 November 2008 Briefing by FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Economic and Regulatory Affairs on the occasion of a presentation by the Irish Credit Bureau …
  2. FLACJob opportunity: PILA Project Manager Issued 7 November 2008 FLAC is seeking to recruit a dynamic Project Manager to develop the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA). The Project Manager will be committed to human rights and social …
  3. FLACLenders should face up to irresponsible deals Issued 28 October 2008 Better legislation and money advice needed to curb reckless lending Lenders who offered loans to people who clearly could not repay them should face up to their part in the …
  4. FLACComplaint system can render people homeless, FLAC says Issued 24 October 2008 FLAC notes with concern the case currently before Judge Hedigan in the High Court where it is claimed that the State proposes to render an asylum seeker homeless and …
  5. FLACOn International Day to Eradicate Poverty FLAC seeks removal of anti-Poverty provisions in Budget Issued 17 October 2008 Today, 17th October, marks the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. However, Tuesday's budget represents an assault on Ireland's poor, many of whom are …
  6. FLACBut who will rescue indebted consumers? Issued 13 October 2008 Now that a rescue package is being put in place for lending banks in Ireland and worldwide, FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centres) has today urged legislators to step in on …
  7. Publication cover - FLAC News 18(3) - Jul-Sep 2008New issue of FLAC News out now Issued 30 September 2008 The latest issue of FLAC News (Vol 18, No 3) is now available, to download as a PDF or in print format by contacting FLAC. This copy focuses on the July launch of the joint …
  8. eralogo_short_smMerger proposals would hit weakest and most vulnerable Issued 24 September 2008 Government proposals to merge up to five human rights and equality bodies would hit the weakest and most vulnerable in Irish society, says FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres). …
  9. FLAC'Rational' state cannot rationalise away children's rights Issued 17 September 2008 The State must not disregard children because of their parent's provenance, especially in harder economic times, says FLAC. It is time to reinstate Child Benefit as a truly …
  10. Publication cover - PILN Bulletin 6 August 08Public Interest Law Network - latest Bulletins available Issued 26 August 2008 The Public Interest Law Network was set up in 2005 as a resource for legal and non-legal NGOs, practising lawyers and academics. It is envisioned as a method of sharing …
  11. FLACFLAC concerns on application of Habitual Residence Requirement Issued 13 August 2008 The Habitual Residence Condition (HRC) which was initially introduced to curb an anticipated influx of 'welfare tourists' from the new EU accession countries, now has an …
  12. FLACWelcome for UN body's comments on Irish report Issued 24 July 2008 FLAC has welcomed the concluding observations of the UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland's implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. …
  13. FLACNo such thing as imprisonment for debt, claims government Issued 15 July 2008 A UN Committee said today that the Irish government's explanation of how people are jailed for debt in Ireland was "not entirely convincing". Mr Rafael Rivas …
  14. flac_isrcl_jul08_2_smVolunteer lawyers honoured with pro bono award Issued 15 July 2008 A major international lawyers' group meeting in Dublin has given FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) an award for its work in promoting pro bono (free) legal services for …
  15. FLACGENEVA NEWSFLASH: Ireland facing hard questions on human rights record Issued 14 July 2008 A strong show of Irish NGOs are present to observe dialogue underway in Geneva, where a top UN committee is examining Ireland's record under the International Covenant on …
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