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  1. FLACFLAC welcomes the announcement of Civil Legal Aid System review. Issued 22 February 2021 FLAC is delighted to welcome Minister McEntee’s commitment to review the Civil Legal Aid Scheme in Ireland which was published in …
  2. Untitled designA client of the FLAC Traveller Legal Service receives the maximum award in a discrimination case taken against a wedding venue. Issued 24 January 2021 A client of the FLAC Traveller Legal Service receives the maximum award in a discrimination case taken against a wedding venue. In a clear message to both the Traveller and …
  3. Stock Image - CalculatorFLAC criticizes stress and confusion caused by retrospective taxation of Covid PUP Issued 18 January 2021 Eilis Barry, Chief Executive of the Free Legal Advice Centres, has criticised the series of differing and confusing explanations provided by the Government in an attempt to …
  4. covidFLAC welcomes the clarification of ‘genuinely seeking work’ criteria for Covid PUP recipients who have been temporarily laid off. Issued 10 December 2020 FLAC CE Eilis Barry has today welcomed the introduction of two new Social Welfare regulations which address some of FLAC’s concerns and recommendations in relation to the …
  5. case-law-677940FLAC seeks full consultation with civil society organisations, State bodies and the public before recommendations of Civil Justice Review are implemented. Issued 7 December 2020 FLAC is writing to the Minister for Justice seeking a commitment to a full consultation process with those most affected by the implementation of recommendations of the …
  6. FLACFLAC calls on Finance Minister to scrap plans to retrospectively tax Covid PUP in light of his comments endorsing the presumption against retrospective tax legislation Issued 6 December 2020 FLAC Chief Executive, Eilis Barry has written to the Minister for Finance, calling on him to remove the retrospective provisions of section 3 of the Finance Bill 2020 from …
  7. FLAC Submission to Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands’ Review of the Pandemic Unemployment PaymentFLAC voices concerns in relation to the Covid PUP Scheme in submission to Oireachtas Social Protection Committee Issued 1 December 2020 FLAC has made a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands in response to their ongoing review of the …
  8. PBPI Primary logoOver 70 signatories, representing in excess of 2000 legal professionals, come together to pledge free legal services for those who need it most Issued 26 November 2020 Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, will today (26.11.2020) launch ‘Pro Bono Pledge Ireland’ – a new initiative which asks the legal profession to commit to promoting …
  9. Stock Image - Scales w/ Books BackgroundFLAC expresses concerns at the proposed retrospective taxation of the Covid PUP Issued 24 November 2020 FLAC Chief Executive, Eilis Barry has written to members of the Oireachtas to express concern at the provisions of section 3 of the Finance Bill 2020 which propose to …
  10. FLACFLAC calls for clarity around access to the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment and access to back-payments for those whose applications were improperly refused or suspended Issued 21 October 2020 FLAC has welcomed the decision of the Department of Social Protection on 16 October 2020 to award a five-month back-payment of the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (the …
  11. PILA Impact Report 2009-2019FLAC project launches impact report on ten years of promoting public interest law Issued 13 October 2020 FLAC project, PILA (Public Interest Law Alliance) is today launching an impact report highlighting some of the positive change achieved through the project over a decade and …
  12. FLAC26,995 received legal information/advice in 2019 Issued 30 September 2020 Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD will virtually launch the FLAC 2019 Annual Report at 12 noon on Thursday, October 1st.  Speaking ahead of the launch, Minister McEntee …
  13. Chris McCann with BannerFLAC concerned by Garda Survey highlighting negative view of Travellers Issued 20 August 2020 FLAC is concerned at the content of an internal survey of Garda attitudes to ethnic minorities, details of which were published today on the Irish Times website by journalist …
  14. dpFLAC 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 …
  15. Stock Photo - Statue of JusticeFlac 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 …
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