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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 …
Announced review of equality law timely and necessary says legal rights NGO FLAC
Issued 22 June 2021
FLAC has welcomed the announcement today of a commitment to review Ireland’s Equality legislation. The announcement was made by Roderic O’Gorman TD, Minister for …
FLAC welcomes settlement of case regarding eviction proceedings against a Traveller Family by Dublin Airport Authority.
Issued 24 March 2021
Press Statement The FLAC Traveller Legal Service today welcomes the resolution of proceedings taken against its client by Dublin Airport Authority. These proceedings …
FLAC welcomes the announcement of Civil Legal Aid System review.
Issued 22 February 2021
FLAC is delighted to welcome Minister McEntee’s commitment to review the Civil Legal Aid Scheme in Ireland which was published in …
A client of the FLAC Traveller Legal Service receives the maximum award in a discrimination case taken against a wedding venue.
Issued 24 January 2021
A client of the FLAC Traveller Legal Service receives the maximum award in a discrimination case taken against a wedding venue. In a clear message to both the Traveller and …
FLAC criticizes stress and confusion caused by retrospective taxation of Covid PUP
Issued 18 January 2021
Eilis Barry, Chief Executive of the Free Legal Advice Centres, has criticised the series of differing and confusing explanations provided by the Government in an attempt to …
FLAC welcomes the clarification of ‘genuinely seeking work’ criteria for Covid PUP recipients who have been temporarily laid off.
Issued 10 December 2020
FLAC CE Eilis Barry has today welcomed the introduction of two new Social Welfare regulations which address some of FLAC’s concerns and recommendations in relation to the …
FLAC seeks full consultation with civil society organisations, State bodies and the public before recommendations of Civil Justice Review are implemented.
Issued 7 December 2020
FLAC is writing to the Minister for Justice seeking a commitment to a full consultation process with those most affected by the implementation of recommendations of the …
FLAC calls on Finance Minister to scrap plans to retrospectively tax Covid PUP in light of his comments endorsing the presumption against retrospective tax legislation
Issued 6 December 2020
FLAC Chief Executive, Eilis Barry has written to the Minister for Finance, calling on him to remove the retrospective provisions of section 3 of the Finance Bill 2020 from …
FLAC voices concerns in relation to the Covid PUP Scheme in submission to Oireachtas Social Protection Committee
Issued 1 December 2020
FLAC has made a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands in response to their ongoing review of the …
Over 70 signatories, representing in excess of 2000 legal professionals, come together to pledge free legal services for those who need it most
Issued 26 November 2020
Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, will today (26.11.2020) launch ‘Pro Bono Pledge Ireland’ – a new initiative which asks the legal profession to commit to promoting …
FLAC expresses concerns at the proposed retrospective taxation of the Covid PUP
Issued 24 November 2020
FLAC Chief Executive, Eilis Barry has written to members of the Oireachtas to express concern at the provisions of section 3 of the Finance Bill 2020 which propose to …
FLAC calls for clarity around access to the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment and access to back-payments for those whose applications were improperly refused or suspended
Issued 21 October 2020
FLAC has welcomed the decision of the Department of Social Protection on 16 October 2020 to award a five-month back-payment of the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (the …