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  1. Sale of mortgage arrears to “vulture funds” a cause of concern Issued 11 May 2018 Sale of mortgage arrears to “vulture funds” a cause of concern New solutions needed to tackle unsustainable debt burdens The announcement by Ulster Bank that it intends …
  2. Stock Image - Scales w/ Books BackgroundNew Domestic Violence laws a welcome step in protecting abuse victims Issued 2 May 2018 New Domestic Violence laws a welcome step in protecting abuse victims-FLAC New laws giving greater legal protection for victims of domestic violence are a positive step, Free …
  3. Stock Image - Keys, Money, House (Mortgages)As data shows 70,000 mortgages in arrears, deals done on loans sold to vulture funds must be honored Issued 23 March 2018 As data shows 70,000 mortgages in arrears, deals done on loans sold to vulture funds must be honored State must insist that homeowners protected after loans transferred …
  4. Tara Casey CropUCD law student wins prestigious legal fellowship Issued 20 March 2018 UCD law student, Tara Casey has been awarded the Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowships for 2018. The fellowship is run in association with FLAC and enables an outstanding Irish …
  5. legal aidFLAC welcomes the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to abolish the financial contribution requirement for civil legal aid for people affected by domestic violence in the District Court Issued 28 December 2017 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, to abolish the financial contribution requirement for …
  6. Peter Ward Emily O'Reilly and Eilis Barry Speirs271117Dublin019European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly delivers 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 28 November 2017 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has this evening (27.11.17) hosted its 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture at The Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital. The annual event …
  7. Stock Image - Flats (Housing)Tenants Welcome European Committee of Social Rights Finding That Ireland Has Failed To Provide Adequate Housing Conditions on Local Authority Estates Issued 23 October 2017 Local authority tenants have welcomed a landmark decision by the European Committee of Social Rights that has found that Ireland has failed to take sufficient and timely …
  8. legal aidNo funds allocated for abolition of civil legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence in Budget 2018 Issued 10 October 2017 The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) has long campaigned for civil legal aid fees to be automatically waived for victims of domestic violence when seeking safety, protection …
  9. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC welcomes the commitment of the Chief Justice on access to Justice Issued 27 September 2017 Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), has today warmly welcomed the recent comments of the newly appointed Chief Justice, the Hon Mr. Justice Frank …
  10. four courts side angleHousing Minister called on to clarify application of departmental circular where seriously ill man denied emergency accommodation Issued 12 September 2017 The High Court learned today that settlement had been reached in proceedings brought by a seriously ill homeless man against Louth County Council and the Minister for …
  11. Publication cover - Annual Report 201625,700 people received information and legal advice in 2016 Issued 31 July 2017 Top queries: family law, housing, employment law Welcome for reversal cuts to District Court private practitioner panel Call for end to legal aid fees in Domestic Violence …
  12. Paul190117FLAC: Welcome for stronger consumer protections in new bill dealing with financial complaints Issued 14 July 2017 Legal rights group FLAC today said a new law will introduce long awaited reforms of the legislation underpinning the Financial Services Ombudsman’s office. Earlier today …
  13. FLACTraveller family left without access to sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Issued 25 April 2017 The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that a Traveller family was discriminated against by Dublin City Council in accessing maintenance services.   Sallyann …
  14. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC: Man unlawfully jailed for failure to pay debt released by High Court Issued 30 March 2017 A man was released from Mountjoy Jail last week on High Court bail following an application brought by FLAC, the access to justice organisation, in a case that highlights …
  15. RobbieSinnottPILAConferenceHigh Court vindicates right to a secret ballot in elections for people with visual impairment Issued 30 March 2017 In an important victory for people with disabilities, the High Court has today found in favour of a man with a visual impairment seeking to vindicate his right to a secret …
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