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  1. NGO Guides LaunchFLAC’s Public Interest Law Alliance launches new All-Ireland Legal Guides for NGOs Issued 13 September 2022   On Wednesday, the 14th of September 2022 at 10am, PILA, a project of FLAC, will officially launch a series of legal Guides for NGOs across the Republic of Ireland and …
  2. WRC LOGO screenshotWRC finds Bank’s refusal to engage with customer through an ISL interpreter constituted unlawful discrimination Issued 5 July 2022 WRC finds Bank’s refusal to engage with customer through an ISL interpreter constituted unlawful discrimination   Permanent TSB refused to allow FLAC’s client, Ms Sofiya …
  3. FLAC Annual Report 2021 FinalFLAC annual report indicates access to justice crisis Issued 27 June 2022 The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell will launch the FLAC Annual Report 2021, “Towards Equal Access to Justice”, at 9:00am on Monday, 27 June 2022. …
  4. twitter images (2)FLAC welcomes vital opportunity to advocate for fit-for-purpose civil legal aid system Issued 2 June 2022 FLAC welcomes the establishment of a Civil Legal Aid Review Group by the Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee. Speaking about the announcement, FLAC CE, Eilis Barry said,  …
  5. FLAC LGBTQI  ClinicProud to be part of Equal Rights: FLAC officially launches LGBTQI+ Clinic Issued 30 May 2022 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) officially launches their pilot LGBTQI+ legal clinic in Dublin today, Monday May 30 2022. Eilis Barry CE of FLAC, speaking in advance of the …
  6. VHI LinkedIn 1Jog for Justice Issued 3 March 2022 Registration is now open for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on 5th June 2022. Join Team FLAC as we walk, run and Jog for Justice in the annual 10k road race which takes …
  7. twitter imagesWRC finds hotel discriminated against family when it refused them access to emergency accommodation Issued 2 March 2022 The WRC found that the Charleville Park Hotel discriminated against FLAC’s clients on the basis of their membership of the Traveller community and because they were in …
  8. twitter imagesDiscrimination claims against pubs should be heard in the Workplace Relations Commission and access to legal aid provided, says FLAC Issued 14 February 2022 FLAC is calling on the Government to urgently act on the recommendations of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) in relation to discrimination complaints …
  9. twitter images (2)FLAC welcomes IHREC’s focus on access to justice and calls for Government to begin overdue legal aid review Issued 10 February 2022 Speaking following the launch of IHREC’s Strategic Plan 2022-2024 today, Eilis Barry, CE of the human rights charity FLAC welcomed the commission’s commitment to access …
  10. Lady JusticeUN Human Rights Review of Ireland: FLAC welcomes State’s commitment to “comprehensive and independent” review of Civil Legal Aid but expresses dismay at refusal to prohibit Racial Profiling. Issued 9 February 2022 The United Nations Human Rights Council has just published its report on foot the recent review of Ireland’s Human Rights record through the Universal Periodic Review …
  11. Generic Image - CourthouseFLAC welcomes landmark Supreme Court decision concerning the summary eviction of Travellers and seeks urgent legislative reform Issued 31 January 2022 FLAC welcomes the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court delivered today in a case concerning an application under the Planning Acts for the removal of an extended Traveller …
  12. Speirs140619FLACDublin03FLAC 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, …
  13. new logo cropFLAC 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 …
  14. blog imageryWaterford 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 …
  15. Copy of PI Website Header (1280 x 400 px) (1)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, …
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