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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. Paul Joyce Jan 2017Worrying trends continue in latest mortgage arrears data – repossessions, restructures, longer term arrears Issued 16 March 2017 The latest data on mortgage arrears released by the Central Bank confirms that worrying trends continue where family homes are in mortgage arrears. Legal rights group FLAC …
  14. Flags_onu_geneva palais des nations wikimediaWelcome for UN call to abolish civil legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence Issued 6 March 2017 An expert United Nations body on women’s rights has today published a comprehensive blueprint for government action to advance gender equality in Ireland, including an …
  15. Generic Image - Four CourtsUS privacy group informs High Court on adequacy of US law in protecting EU citizens’ data Issued 1 March 2017 The High Court heard today from US non-governmental organisation EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & …
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