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  1. FLAC Submission to ICERDFLAC 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 …
  2. lgbt scalesFLAC 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 …
  3. eilis.PNG FLAC attended JOC on ‘Access to Justice and Legal Costs’ Issued 27 November 2019 The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality heard today from legal rights group FLAC in relation to the issue of ‘Access to Justice and Legal Costs’. In their …
  4. FLAC's 50th CelebrationMore Josie Aireys needed to continue to challenge and improve Ireland’s legal system – FLAC Issued 8 November 2019 Functioning legal aid system essential to ensuring access to justice The legacy created by Josie Airey – who paved the way for civil legal aid in Ireland – deserves to be …
  5. FLACIrish legal profession celebrates inaugural Pro Bono Week and calls for increased participation in pro bono Issued 4 November 2019 Today sees the launch of the first Pro Bono Week in Ireland, a collaboration between leading law firms A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox and pro bono organisations PILA (Public …
  6. legal aidFLAC welcomes Oireachtas Committee call for review of legal aid Issued 24 October 2019 Speaking following the publication of a report on the Family Law System from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality, FLAC CEO Eilis Barry welcomed the report, …
  7. FLACFLAC Conference: The EU Charter and the ECHR: Practice and Potential Issued 18 October 2019 2019 is a special year for FLAC as the organisation marks its 50th anniversary. This October we also mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most important decisions on …
  8. FLACFLAC calls for end to age discrimination in welfare payments Issued 9 October 2019 Following the welfare changes announced in Budget 2020, FLAC CE Eilis Barry welcomed the change to Jobseekers Allowance that will allow young people aged 25 to receive the …
  9. ar photo425,164 received legal information and advice in 2018 Issued 2 October 2019 Top queries: Family law, employment law, wills/probate and housing 108 casefiles: housing, discrimination and social welfare Call for root and branch review of the …
  10. CaptureFLAC attends Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Travellers Issued 9 July 2019 PRESS RELEASE The Seanad Public Consultation Committee on Travellers, “Towards a more equitable Ireland post recognition”, will hear today from legal rights group FLAC, …
  11. Marc Rotenberg profileUS privacy group informs CJEU on adequacy of US law in protecting EU citizens’ data Issued 9 July 2019 FLAC Press notice                                                                       The Court of Justice of the European Union will …
  12. NO FEE NWCI VOTE YES MX-4Coalition for YES welcomes divorce result Issued 25 May 2019  The Coalition for YES, a coalition of NGOs and lawyers, have welcomed the resounding YES vote in the divorce referendum. Speaking as the results rolled in, executive …
  13. FLACRealising equal access to justice for all Issued 17 May 2019 Access to justice: the importance of legal aid, catering for lay litigants, procedural change and pro bono are key  Access to justice for all groups in society is essential …
  14. NO FEE NWCI VOTE YES MX-4Leading national NGOs come together to call for a Yes vote in the upcoming Divorce Referendum Issued 9 May 2019 YES Coalition Launches Leading national NGOs come together to call for a Yes vote in the upcoming Divorce Referendum Leading national organisations came together today in a …
  15. 001_Lawyers For Yes.JPGLawyers For Yes Divorce Referendum Campaign Launch Issued 7 May 2019 Speaking at the Official Launch of the Lawyers for Yes  Divorce Referendum Campaign in the Law Society today, a coalition of lawyers have come together to call on voters …
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