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  1. FLACScepticism over new IBF debt protocol Issued 18 February 2013 Article published in the Irish Examiner, 4 February 2013. Reprinted here by kind permission. With the provision of the long-awaited personal insolvency legislation just …
  2. FLACEU has duty to protect citizens' rights as much as preserve fiscal stability Issued 7 February 2013 An event taking place in Dublin today and organised by Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) will showcase the European Union's Charter protecting the fundamental rights of …
  3. FLACFLAC urges caution on banking sector initiative for voluntary debtor deals Issued 31 January 2013 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today expressed its concerns around yesterday's announcement by the Irish Banking Federation of a new initiative …
  4. FLACNew insolvency law very welcome, but time will tell if it will be effective Issued 20 December 2012 While welcoming the passage through the Oireachtas of Personal Insolvency legislation as a desperately needed development, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) …
  5. Thomas HammarbergWe need human rights standards to rebalance society in austerity Issued 13 December 2012 One of Europe's most respected human rights champions has today spoken out against the relentless drive to austerity, saying that Ireland needs to rebalance itself by …
  6. FLACFrightening depth revealed in mortgage arrears figures Issued 13 December 2012 For the thirteenth consecutive quarter, the Central Bank has today released figures that show yet another increase in the level of mortgage arrears that affect people's …
  7. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyEuropean rights watchdog demands action on transgender rights, asylum reform Issued 6 December 2012 A leading European human rights watchdog has released details of his correspondence with Irish ministers, calling on the government to  work more quickly to legislate for …
  8. FLACNo cart before horse: Ground-breaking insolvency law needs careful political scrutiny Issued 29 November 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is seriously concerned that debate on important aspects of the Personal Insolvency legislation will either not happen at …
  9. Publication cover - The role of litigation Amnesty conference 22Nov2012The role of litigation: Giant Leaps and Baby Steps Issued 23 November 2012 A paper on the role of litigation in securing economic, social and cultural rights presented by FLAC's Michael Farrell to the Amnesty International Conference 2012. The …
  10. 2012 11 20_PI bill briefing 003Government debt plan failing consumers Issued 20 November 2012 Ahead of the Bill's introduction to the Seanad on Wednesday, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is today presenting its assessment of the Personal Insolvency …
  11. Nov 2012- Katherine Zappone Michael Farrell & OthsGovernment losing golden opportunity to reform sub-standard appeals system Issued 8 November 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) says the government has "wasted a golden opportunity" to implement some simple changes to vastly improve a key welfare …
  12. Generic Image - Social Welfare FLACsheetsSeanad motion on social welfare appeals system supports need for change sooner rather than later Issued 7 November 2012 Legal rights group FLAC today called on the government to make some simple changes to improve a key support system for people in Ireland, ahead of a motion being put forward …
  13. Publication cover - Not Fair Enough Executive SummaryTime to reform social welfare appeals system Issued 24 October 2012 Legal rights group FLAC today released a report recommending root-and-branch reform of the country's system for handling social welfare appeals. Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly …
  14. FLACEurope rights leader greets Lydia Foy Issued 18 October 2012 Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks yesterday (Thursday) met transgender woman Lydia Foy at a conference in Dublin. Speaking at the annual meeting of …
  15. FLACStrong words must be matched by concrete action on banks' failings Issued 17 October 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed comments made by both Central Bank and Department of Finance officials that seemed to indicate a tougher …
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