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  1. Chris McCann with BannerFLAC concerned by Garda Survey highlighting negative view of Travellers Issued 20 August 2020 FLAC is concerned at the content of an internal survey of Garda attitudes to ethnic minorities, details of which were published today on the Irish Times website by journalist …
  2. dpFLAC calls for review of Department of Social Protection activity at airports following DPC statement Issued 30 July 2020 FLAC is very concerned by the publication of a statement by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) today clarifying that the Department of Social Protection has been operating …
  3. Stock Photo - Statue of JusticeFlac welcome Minister’s announcement allowing those on Covid Payment and Jobseekers allowance to travel to green list countries. Issued 29 July 2020 FLAC Chief Executive Eilis Barry said this afternoon “We at FLAC very much welcome Minister Humphrey’s announcement that she will sign a regulation that will allow people …
  4. lady justiceFlac say Department’s rules on Covid Pandemic Unemployment Claimants holidays are not legal. Issued 28 July 2020 Today, Chief Executive of legal rights organisation FLAC, Eilis Barry, has written to the Minister for Social Protection, Community, Rural Development and the Islands, …
  5. Launch of Traveller Legal SeviceFlac to launch only dedicated Traveller Legal Service in the State. Issued 27 July 2020 On Monday July 27th at 12.30 Flac will officially launch Ireland’s only dedicated Traveller Legal Service. Supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland and in …
  6. Launch of Traveller Legal SeviceDate for your Diary: Online Launch of FLAC’s new dedicated Traveller Legal Service Issued 22 July 2020 FLAC would like to invite you to register for the official online launch of our new dedicated Traveller Legal Service on Monday July 27 2020, from 12.30pm–1.30pm. The …
  7. Invite to Online Launch of FLAC Traveller Legal ServiceOnline Launch of FLAC's New Traveller Legal Service Issued 17 July 2020 FLAC would like to invite you to register for the official online launch of our new dedicated Traveller Legal Service, supported by The Community Foundation and in …
  8. CJEU flagsCJEU strikes down Privacy Shield and finds US law inadequate to protect data of EU residents. EU Court agrees with submissions of US NGO seeking to uphold data privacy rights. Issued 16 July 2020 The Court of Justice of the European Union has today issued a Judgement in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & Max Schrems, on privacy protection for …
  9. Chris job announcementNew FLAC Solicitor Issued 13 July 2020 FLAC are delighted to announce that Solicitor, Christopher McCann has joined the Organisation’s legal team. In his new role, Christopher will provide advocacy and legal …
  10. Rent supplement New FLAC information sheet on rent supplement during Covid-19 Issued 7 July 2020 Rent Supplement scheme to assist those struggling to pay rent in private accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic set to continue until August 31st 2020. Flac are today …
  11. FLAC Response to draft Programme for Government 2020 FINAL VerFLAC Examining Access to Justice in the Draft Programme for Government Issued 3 July 2020 FLAC welcomes many of the policy initiatives set out in the draft Programme for Government. As a human rights organisation we especially welcome those initiatives that will …
  12. FLACFLAC successfully represents a 64 year-old woman in important case of discriminatory dismissal. Issued 26 June 2020 Flac successfully represented a 64 year-old cleaner after she was dismissed by her employer on the grounds of age and disability in a case adjudicated by the Workplace …
  13. Update to flac phoneline timesUpdate to FLAC services Issued 8 May 2020 Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the increased demand on our services FLAC is reducing our Telephone Information and Referral Line hours on an interim basis from …
  14. Copy of FLAC Telephone Advice Clinics (1)FLAC Services during Covid-19 Issued 24 April 2020 FLAC Telephone Advice Clinics As our face to face clinics are currently shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic, FLAC have organised phone legal advice clinics in response to the …
  15. Free-Legal-Advice-CentrePress Release: FLAC call for new programme for government to include access to justice and root and branch review of civil legal aid. Issued 17 April 2020 FLAC Chief Executive Eilis Barry has today called on party leaders engaging in government formation talks to ensure that access to justice is part of a new social contract …
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