News - Press Releases Category
FLAC 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 …
Flac 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 …
Flac 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, …
Flac 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 …
Date 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 …
CJEU 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 …
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 …
FLAC 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 …
FLAC 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 …
Press 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 …
Important clarification from the Court on the obligations of housing authorities
Issued 12 March 2020
Press Release Important clarification from the Court on the obligations of housing authorities FLAC welcomes the Judgment of Mr Justice MacGrath in the High Court today …
FLAC calls on candidates to support a right to justice for those on low incomes
Issued 22 January 2020
Speaking in Dublin today, Eilis Barry Chief Executive of FLAC called on election candidates to commit to supporting a #right2justice for those on low incomes, if they are …
FLAC: Welcome for United Nations call to reform civil legal aid to help combat racial discrimination
Issued 15 December 2019
An expert UN body has published a comprehensive blueprint for government action to eliminate race discrimination in Ireland, including an important change to state legal aid …
FLAC calls for improvements in equality mechanisms at UN ICERD examination in Geneva
Issued 2 December 2019
The Chief Executive of legal rights group FLAC Eilis Barry is at the United Nations HQ in Geneva today to raise concerns about the lack of legal aid for racial discrimination …
FLAC response to report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act
Issued 29 November 2019
FLAC welcomes the publication of Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty’s, Report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act today. The …