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  1. new logoFLAC calls for clarity on legal aid review amid increasing demand for services Issued 29 March 2022 Following the publication of the Department of Justice Plan 2022, legal rights NGO, FLAC have said that clarity is required on the commencement of the long overdue review …
  2. VHI LinkedIn 1Jog for Justice Issued 3 March 2022 Registration is now open for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 5th June 2022. Join Team FLAC as we walk, run and Jog for Justice in the annual 10k road race which takes …
  3. twitter imagesWRC finds hotel discriminated against family when it refused them access to emergency accommodation Issued 2 March 2022 The WRC found that the Charleville Park Hotel discriminated against FLAC’s clients on the basis of their membership of the Traveller community and because they were in …
  4. twitter imagesDiscrimination claims against pubs should be heard in the Workplace Relations Commission and access to legal aid provided, says FLAC Issued 14 February 2022 FLAC is calling on the Government to urgently act on the recommendations of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) in relation to discrimination complaints …
  5. twitter images (2)FLAC welcomes IHREC’s focus on access to justice and calls for Government to begin overdue legal aid review Issued 10 February 2022 Speaking following the launch of IHREC’s Strategic Plan 2022-2024 today, Eilis Barry, CE of the human rights charity FLAC welcomed the commission’s commitment to access …
  6. Lady JusticeUN Human Rights Review of Ireland: FLAC welcomes State’s commitment to “comprehensive and independent” review of Civil Legal Aid but expresses dismay at refusal to prohibit Racial Profiling. Issued 9 February 2022 The United Nations Human Rights Council has just published its report on foot the recent review of Ireland’s Human Rights record through the Universal Periodic Review …
  7. Generic Image - CourthouseFLAC welcomes landmark Supreme Court decision concerning the summary eviction of Travellers and seeks urgent legislative reform Issued 31 January 2022 FLAC welcomes the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court delivered today in a case concerning an application under the Planning Acts for the removal of an extended Traveller …
  8. EAP launch (1)Official Launch of the Equal Access Project Issued 24 January 2022   The Equal Access Project, a joint FLAC & INAR project funded by the European Union will be luched on Wednesday 2 February 2022 at 1pm via Zoom FLAC & INAR invite …
  9. Copy of Closed The FLAC Interview - Jackie Heffernan Issued 21 December 2021 Jackie Heffernan has been an indispensable and highly regarded member of the FLAC team since 2004.  In February 2021, Jackie officially stepped down from her role as …
  10. Seasons Greetings Season's Greetings from FLAC Issued 20 December 2021 Season's Greetings from everyone here at FLAC! Please note that our Telephone Information and Referral Line will be closed from 1pm on the 23rd December and will reopen on …
  11. Speirs140619FLACDublin03FLAC Statement on the death of Frank Callanan SC. Issued 13 December 2021 It is with profound sadness we at FLAC learned of the death of Frank Callanan SC.   He was without equal at the Irish Bar and his is death is a huge loss to the legal, …
  12. new logo cropFLAC welcomes WRC decisions in favour of client who suffered discrimination after disclosing his HIV status. Issued 13 December 2021 The Workplace Relations Commission yesterday issued decisions in two linked cases in favour of a man who suffered discrimination, contrary to the Equal Status Acts, after …
  13. FLAC Justice Lecture 2021 (2)FLAC Annual Justice Lecture 2021 with Prof Grainne de Burca Issued 10 December 2021 The FLAC Annual Justice Lecture is an alternative legal space where prominent people reflect & drive debate on topical legal & social issues. FLAC Annual Justice …
  14. Request for Tenders_Research_Equal Access Project[72]FLAC and INAR Call for Tenders: Equal Access Project Issued 29 November 2021 FLAC and INAR Call for Tenders: Equal Access Project   The Equal Access Project (EAP) is a joint initiative of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) and INAR (Irish Network …
  15. GdeB JK lectureFLAC Annual Justice Lecture 2021 Issued 24 November 2021 The Council and Staff of FLAC cordially invite you to the FLAC Annual Justice Lecture 2021     In memory of Dave Ellis    "Mobilising for Human Rights in Ireland"  to be …
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