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  1. FLACTipperary lawyers are recruited to volunteer with FLAC Issued 3 October 2013 Due to the great demand for the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) in Tipperary, we are looking to extend our capacity. FLAC is now recruiting fully qualified solicitors and …
  2. FLACNeed for social count as well as money count for a workable budget Issued 26 September 2013 Today’s report from the Fiscal Advisory Council on the Irish government’s balance sheet is billed as a ‘comprehensive overview’ of where Ireland stands financially …
  3. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyIrish transgender champion Lydia Foy among top European Campaigners of 2013 Issued 25 September 2013 Long-time transgender campaigner Lydia Foy travels to London tomorrow for the selection of this year’s European Campaigner of the Year.  Ms Foy has been shortlisted as one …
  4. FLACIncreases in cost of civil legal aid “a tax on the poorest” Issued 13 September 2013 Increases announced yesterday in the cost of civil legal aid may exclude some of the poorest people in the country from accessing basic state legal services, warned legal …
  5. FLACFLAC statement: Insolvency Service of Ireland now accepting insolvency applications Issued 9 September 2013 FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has welcomed the commencement of potential debt rescheduling arrangements provided for under the personal insolvency legislation, signed into …
  6. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardLydia Foy Honoured by European Diversity Body Issued 30 August 2013 Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy has been shortlisted for Campaigner of the Year for the highly prestigious European Diversity Awards. Ms Foy is one of eight nominees for …
  7. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardFirst step towards transgender recognition law welcome but government must not blunder on forced divorce Issued 18 July 2013 News that the Irish government has at last produced draft legislation to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender has been welcomed by legal rights group …
  8. FLAC2012 annual report shows busy year as thousands received legal help Issued 15 July 2013 Legal rights group FLAC says its annual report for 2012 shows there is not just a fundamental need in Irish society for accessible legal information and advice for …
  9. FLACFLAC Submission on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 8 July 2013 Following the publication of an opinion piece by FLAC's Director General Noeline Blackwell in today's Irish Times on legal services reform (Cap on legal case costs would be …
  10. FLACLenders gain more control than ever under new Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears Issued 27 June 2013 Viewed in its entirety, the revised Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears announced today (Thursday 27 June 2013) seems to be a set of rules designed to allow lenders to speed …
  11. FLACNew law to licence personal insolvency practitioners will exclude 'poorer' debtors Issued 25 June 2013 Legal rules issued today to provide for the licensing of Personal Insolvency Practitioners by the Insolvency Service of Ireland will finally allow debtors to start their …
  12. Generic Image - Noeline at FLAC front door‘Tougher than ever’ context for households in arrears means less dramatic increase is cause for deep worry Issued 21 June 2013 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) warns that the context for the steady increase in mortgage arrears is one where borrowers in trouble still lack any …
  13. FLACUpcoming Seanad debates need to consider impact of legislation on over-indebted people Issued 19 June 2013 According to the legal rights group FLAC, two pieces of legislation that come up for debate in the Seanad this week will impact particularly heavily on people living on very …
  14. FLACFLAC welcomes Ombudsman's Report on HSE failure to pay award to asylum seeker Issued 12 June 2013 Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed a report from the Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly that highlights serious failings at several different levels by both the Health Service …
  15. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardIreland in breach of human rights law on transgender recognition Issued 23 May 2013 Ireland today is in clear and flagrant breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because of its failure to legally recognise Dr Lydia Foy as a woman.  And the …
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