FLAC Justice Lecture 2023

15 November 2023


The Council and Staff of FLAC,

Free Legal Advice Centres, invite you to the 

FLAC Justice Lecture 2023

in memory of Dave Ellis 

“Our Unfinished Republic – equality and access to justice”

to be delivered by

Mr Peter Ward SC

on Tuesday, 12 December 2023 at 6pm

at the King’s Inns, Constitution Hill, Dublin 7

Irish Sign Language interpretation will be provided. Please let us know if you have any access requirements or need any other assistance by emailing   

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

While there is no charge to attend the lecture, we would ask that you consider making a donation as a contribution towards the work of FLAC and the cost of the event. Visit to donate.

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About the Speaker 

Peter Ward SC, former FLAC Chairperson, is a Senior Counsel with particular interest in employment law, public law and human rights. 

He has been a member of FLAC for over 40 years, having first become involved with the organisation as a law student.  Peter has been a Director of FLAC for most of that time and was Chairperson from 2005 to 2021.

Peter is a former Research Scholar at University College Dublin and Lecturer in Law at University College Cork.  He is a former member of the Executive of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. 

He was Chairperson of the O’Devaney Gardens’ Regeneration Board from 2005 to 2012. 

He was national spokesperson for the Right to Remarry Campaign in the Divorce Referendum of 1995.  He was national spokesperson of the Labour Party in opposition to the proposed abortion amendment in 2002.  He was a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Campaign in favour of the Marriage Equality Referendum in 2015 and a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee of the Campaign to Repeal the Eight Amendment of the Constitution in 2018. 


Diary details: 

EVENT: FLAC Justice Lecture 2023 

DATE: Tuesday, 12th December 

VENUE: Kings Inns

TIME: 6pm

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