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FLAC 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, …
FLAC 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 …
Waterford Council Decision not to proceed with halting site quashed today in case taken by the FLAC Traveller Legal Service.
Issued 23 November 2021
In the case, Ellen Delaney and Mary O’Reilly v Waterford City and County Council, which was heard remotely today by Judge Meenan, Waterford City Council agreed to an order …
Irish legal profession to celebrate third Pro Bono Week, calling for increased participation in pro bono.
Issued 18 November 2021
On Monday, 22 November 2021, lawyers from A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, Holohan Solicitors, KOD Lyons, Leman's, Mason, Hayes & Curran, Matheson, McCann FitzGerald LLP, …
FLAC welcomes settlement of Circuit Court Discrimination Case taken by a woman of Romani heritage against An Garda Síochána
Issued 14 October 2021
A discrimination case taken by Professor Ethel Brooks, against An Garda Síochána on foot of an interaction with a member of An Garda Síochána at Dublin Airport reached …
FLAC welcomes increase in legal aid funding as a step in the right direction - Budget 2022
Issued 13 October 2021
Speaking following the Budget announcement of an additional €3.3m to support the work of the State’s Legal Aid Board, including the provision of legal advice and legal …
FLAC highlights barriers to justice and inequality at UN Review of Ireland
Issued 7 October 2021
FLAC CE Eilis Barry today presented at the UN Universal Periodic Review Pre-sessions. FLAC was joined by a variety of Irish human rights organisations, each presenting on a …
ProBono Pledge Ireland: NGO Pitch Event
Issued 30 September 2021
First joint legal and civil society event of its kind PILA, FLAC’s public interest law project, will hold their first ProBono Pledge Ireland: NGO Pitch Event on …
New FLAC Telephone Information Line Number
Issued 20 September 2021
FLAC has today, Monday 20th September, introduced a new phone number for its Telephone Information and Referral line. Individuals looking to access free basic legal …
FLAC: Housing for All must be built on foundations of Rights and Equality
Issued 2 September 2021
FLAC welcomes the aspirations to end homelessness and increase social and affordable housing in the Government’s Housing for All plan. However, FLAC is concerned that …
‘Ten Years and Counting’ - FLAC paper examines the difficult question of family home mortgage arrears
Issued 18 August 2021
Today, the 18th of August, 2021, FLAC publishes the second of four papers in the series ‘From Pillar to Post’ which assess the difficulties facing consumer borrowers …
43 NGOs and advocates join FLAC’s call on Justice Minister to ensure Ireland’s vulnerable and marginalised individuals, families and communities can access Civil Legal Aid
Issued 29 July 2021
Update: 44 NGOs and advocates join FLAC’s call on Justice Minister to ensure Ireland’s vulnerable and marginalised individuals, families and communities can access Civil …
FLAC addresses Joint Oireachtas Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community
Issued 22 July 2021
FLAC, Free Legal Advice Centres today, 22-07-2021, addressed the JOC on the subject of Access to housing and accommodation, including Traveller-specific accommodation. …
Now is the time to talk about consumer debt warns Legal Rights NGO, FLAC.
Issued 30 June 2021
Launch of series of papers – From Pillar to Post Today, FLAC - Free Legal Advice Centres, launches the first in a series of four papers to raise concerns and create …
Access to Justice unattainable for too many - NGO FLAC has 12,468 callers to their legal helpline during 2020.
Issued 29 June 2021
The Chief Justice of Ireland, the Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, will virtually launch the FLAC 2020 Annual Report, “Remote Justice”, at 9:00am on Tuesday 29th June …