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WRC 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 …
FLAC 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. …
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, …
Proud 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 …
Jog 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 …
WRC 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 …
Discrimination 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 …
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 …
UN 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 …
FLAC 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 …
FLAC 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, …
FLAC 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 …
Waterford 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 …
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, …
FLAC warns that the distress of Covid may be followed by the stress of consumer over-indebtedness, as the cost of living rises and payment breaks and supports are removed.
Issued 3 November 2021
Today Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) publishes the third of four papers in the series ‘From Pillar to Post’ which examines issues arising in new and existing …