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  1. Michael FarrellSpeech by Michael Farrell to Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture No 9 Issued 3 December 2015 You can download the text of Michael Farrell's address on 'Using the Law to achieve social justice' on the occasion of the 9th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture in Dublin on 3 …
  2. Advice session at Finglas FLACVolunteer survey 2015 launched Issued 3 December 2015 FLAC has launched its first online Volunteer Survey.    We would like to better understand the needs and experience of volunteers in the legal advice centres, and so we are …
  3. Stock Image - Scales w/ Blue Background11th hour amendment could make Legal Services Bill a tool for widening access to justice Issued 26 November 2015 In a submission to Seanad members ahead of today’s debate on the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011, legal rights group FLAC said the Bill as it currently stands does not …
  4. Oct 2015 - CICL GroupOireachtas Committee hears findings from public interest law seminar series Issued 25 November 2015 The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality today heard findings from a unique series of seminars examining the connections between legal action and social …
  5. Stock Image - EurosState must end age discrimination against young people on social welfare Issued 24 November 2015 Legal rights group FLAC welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton that her Department plans a review into the impact …
  6. Stock Image - House Keychain (Mortgages/Housing)Reaction: Court review of insolvency arrangements Issued 20 November 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today said that new provisions for independent oversight of personal insolvency arrangements are a welcome first step towards adjusting the imbalance …
  7. Publication cover - Poster FLAC Fellowship 2016Attention law students - Fellowship 2016 now open! Issued 19 November 2015 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  8. Stock Image - Keys, Money, House (Mortgages)Six months on, where are mortgage arrears measures? Issued 16 November 2015 On 13 May 2015, the government announced a suite of measures aimed at tackling the problem of mortgage arrears and increasing the supports available for distressed borrowers. …
  9. Oct 2015 - CICL GroupPublic Interest Litigation: Does it work? Issued 16 October 2015  Pioneers in public interest litigation spoke at a seminar today (16 October 2015) at Dublin Institute of Technology examining the social impact of public interest …
  10. Oct 2015 - Sylvie Guilaume Lydia Foy Lynn BoylanLydia Foy receives European Citizen’s Prize 2015 Issued 14 October 2015 Dr Lydia Foy has today (Weds 14 Oct) become the first transgender Irish person to be honoured by the European Parliament.  She has been awarded the Parliament’s highly …
  11. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2016Budget 2016: Government must remember those who are not part of recovery Issued 13 October 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today said while there was much to welcome in Budget 2016, its focus on ‘keeping the recovery going’ should not mean it left behind those who have …
  12. Stock Image - DoorknockerLegislation needed to ensure energy efficient houses in private rental sector Issued 1 October 2015 Greater co-operation between Government departments required to ensure energy affordability for those on low income There is no specific provision in Irish legislation for …
  13. Sep 2015 - Group shot with Lydia in centreLydia Foy honoured by European Parliament on day she receives birth certificate Issued 25 September 2015 With the final barrier to recognition of her gender removed earlier this month, transgender champion Lydia Foy has this week obtained a birth certificate, giving her full …
  14. Why do Irish banks prefer Stepchange model? Issued 25 September 2015 Legal rights group FLAC today expressed puzzlement at news that five major retail banks in Ireland are to fund a UK debt advice agency to provide a telephone support service …
  15. Jul 2015 - Lydia and MichaelGender Recognition Act goes live Issued 8 September 2015 Today (Tues 8 September) it has become possible for the first time for transgender persons to apply to be recognised in their true gender, as the Department of Social …
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