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  1. Publication cover - Redressing the Imbalance Executive SummaryConsumer protection on agenda for new Oireachtas term Issued 17 September 2014 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) will mark the first day of the new Dáil term today with a presentation on legal protection for consumers of financial …
  2. Generic Image - FLAC BannerGovernment must finally grasp nettle of long-term arrears cases Issued 2 September 2014 Figures released this morning by the Central Bank again show an overall reduction in the number of homes in mortgage arrears in the second quarter of 2014. However legal …
  3. 2014- Noeline Blackwell addressing PILA ConferenceFLAC welcomes Conclusions and Recommendations of UN Human Rights Committee Issued 25 July 2014 FLAC today welcomed the Conclusions and Recommendations issued by the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva following their examination on 14-15 July of the state of civil …
  4. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2015Budget must meet basic fairness standards if government wants people to stand by it Issued 16 July 2014 Access to justice campaign group FLAC is today calling on the state to produce a budget that people can tolerate by applying basic human rights standards in how it decides to …
  5. Apr 2014 - Paul Joyce JOC FinanceOireachtas committee report on lenders' handling of mortgage arrears is challenge for Finance Minister Issued 8 July 2014 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed a comprehensive report from an Oireachtas committee tasked with reviewing the way banks in Ireland handle …
  6. July 2014- Susan Denham, 2013 Annual Report Launch'Rights meaningless without access’ says Chief Justice Issued 7 July 2014 Chief Justice Susan Denham today said that rights without access to them are meaningless. Speaking as she launched FLAC’s (Free Legal Advice Centres’) annual report for …
  7. Publication cover - Annual Report 2013More than 27,000 legal queries in 2013 highlight gaps in the legal system Issued 7 July 2014 Legal rights group FLAC has directly helped some 27,546 people with their legal queries in 2013, according to its annual report for 2013 launched by Chief Justice Susan …
  8. Apr 2009 - Micheal Farrell and Lydia FoyTransgender bill - changes welcome but may still fail human rights standards Issued 19 June 2014 The revised text of a draft Bill to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender is welcome, says legal rights group FLAC, but warned against any further delay …
  9. Generic Image - Four CourtsLong-term mortgage arrears a greater concern than ever Issued 5 June 2014 The Central Bank has today issued its report to 31 March 2014 on mortgage arrears, repossessions and re-structures on family homes.  This shows an overall small decrease in …
  10. Publication cover - Redressing_the_ImbalanceComprehensive reform of protections for consumers of credit and other financial services urgently needed Issued 7 March 2014 The state is failing to properly protect people who avail of credit and other financial services; that is the key finding from a new report by legal rights group FLAC (Free …
  11. FLAC New human rights blueprint will enhance Ireland’s foreign policy Issued 24 January 2014 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the launch of a new initiative to help Ireland uphold basic human rights standards in its foreign policy …
  12. homepicture_seesawProposed changes to under-used insolvency system do not go far enough Issued 10 January 2014 It is reported today that the Minister for Justice & Equality Alan Shatter TD plans to introduce an insolvency protocol similar to the one applying to IVAs (individual …
  13. Flac Report009Dismay at failure to reform ‘deeply flawed’ state advice scheme on mortgage arrears Issued 17 December 2013 Legal rights group FLAC today expressed its dismay at news that a state scheme providing mortgage arrears advice will continue relatively unchanged, despite the fact that it …
  14. FLACFLAC and FIDH statement on death of Nelson Mandela Issued 6 December 2013 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is today joining with 177 other member organisations of the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) world-wide to pay tribute to …
  15. Publication cover - Moving out of Mortgage Arrears_Online October 2013Concerns remain for those in mortgage arrears Issued 28 November 2013 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) was glad to see that there was a small reduction in the numbers of family home mortgage accounts in short term arrears in the figures …
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