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  1. Publication cover - To No One's credit_report Jun 09Proposed legislation on debt enforcement leaves "a mountain of reform left to climb" Issued 6 July 2009 Legal rights organisation FLAC has welcomed the proposed changes to legislation that allows debtors to be imprisoned for failing to meet court-ordered repayments, but warns …
  2. Speirs060709FLAC4New report proposes far-reaching changes in how justice system treats debtors Issued 6 July 2009 Blues singer recalls her experience of debt enforcement at launch of FLAC report A new report detailing what FLAC director Noeline Blackwell called "the devastating and …
  3. FLACGovernment plan is a useful first step in improving debt enforcement procedure Issued 26 June 2009 Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has welcomed the announcement that the Government intends to change the law so that courts will have to examine a …
  4. FLACJudgment means State must end imprisonment for debt Issued 18 June 2009 Victory in McCann case puts pressure on government to amend outdated laws immediately Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the judgment of Ms. …
  5. FLACFinancial Regulator Consumer Panel adds weight to concerns for borrower protection Issued 26 May 2009 Consultative Consumer Panel adds weight to concerns for borrower protection The newly issued commentary of the Consumer Panel of the Financial Regulator adds worrying weight …
  6. FLACInto the breach: Bridging the gap between legal and social realities? Issued 14 May 2009 Presentation by Noeline Blackwell, Director General, FLAC to Respond! conference, 7 May 2009 It surprises few people, if anyone at all, that those who have fewest resources …
  7. FLACTrans Rights and the Law Issued 7 May 2009 Presentation by Michael Farrell, Senior Solicitor, FLAC Transforming Attitudes Conference, 17 April 2009     I would first of all like to congratulate TENI, USI and BeLonG …
  8. FLACSolutions to debt crisis could be within government’s grasp Issued 29 April 2009 But it needs to focus on borrowers in trouble, not just banks, says FLAC When it comes to the debt crisis facing the country, the government should be working at least as …
  9. Publication cover - Civil Legal Aid in Ireland: 40 years on40 Years On: Equal access to justice not a reality Issued 25 April 2009 pThe economic downturn cannot be used as a justification to limit the protection of the rights of the individual, according to legal rights organisation, FLAC. As it …
  10. FLACGovernment should change law on transgender people now Issued 20 April 2009 The Government must commit itself to changing the law to legally recognise transgendered people, according to FLAC, which is representing a transgender woman in her bid for …
  11. FLACHarsh economic times must not lead government to treat children unequally Issued 9 April 2009 The legal rights organisation FLAC today commented on recent budget announcements on child benefit by saying that if the rationale behind the proposed taxation or means …
  12. FLACVolunteers Needed - Arklow & Finglas areas Issued 7 April 2009 FLAC urgently requires new volunteers in the Arklow and Finglas centres. Please help us expand our services in these locations If you are legally qualified in Ireland, live …
  13. referral_information_helpline_feb07Volunteers Urgently Needed! Issued 2 March 2009 FLAC urgently requires new volunteers in the Waterford and Tipperary Town centres. Please help us bring this invaluable service to these locations! What we need If you are …
  14. Publication cover - Checklist for actions on losing job_Feb 09Checklist for actions after losing your job Issued 25 February 2009 FLAC has compiled a list of tips for people who have lost their jobs - it is not exhaustive and should be taken as a suggestion for actions rather than the final word on what …
  15. Publication cover - Policy Briefing_Mortgage Arrears Code of ConductNew mortgage arrears code will not protect borrowers, says FLAC Issued 17 February 2009 "The newly issued Financial Regulator's code of conduct on mortgage arrears is deeply disappointing and represents even less protection for consumers than the draft code …
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