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  1. FLACDebtors need sustained support, not just once-off financial advice Issued 6 September 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today gave a mixed reaction to the government's launch of a new independent financial advice scheme for distressed …
  2. FLACNo 'news' in steady growth of mortgage arrears; just rising cost in human misery countrywide Issued 23 August 2012 The Central Bank today released figures showing that residential mortgage arrears are continuing to rise. The following is a statement by the Director General of legal rights …
  3. FLACDavy research shows banks must change approach to tackling mortgage arrears Issued 17 August 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today warned that short-term measures from banks are not coping with Ireland's chronic mortgage arrears problem. Reacting …
  4. FLACMaintaining basic standards will steer Irish society through recession Issued 5 July 2012 Today Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD opens the Dáil debate on the Personal Insolvency Bill. Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) which will be in …
  5. Publication cover - FLAC briefing on personal insolvency bill 2012Relief at insolvency law reform - wary on bank veto & debtor supports Issued 29 June 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today expressed its relief that the long-promised and very badly needed Personal Insolvency Bill had finally been released …
  6. FLACGovernment 'action on mortgage debt' strategy not giving away plans Issued 26 June 2012 Today's government's press conference on its 'Action on Mortgage Debt' did not reveal much detail on its proposed personal insolvency scheme. Legal rights organisation FLAC …
  7. Publication cover - FLAC Annual Report 2011Justice gap in Ireland continues to widen, says legal rights group Issued 18 June 2012 The public's need for information and assistance on legal matters continues to rise across Ireland, says legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) in its annual …
  8. FLACUrgent need for leadership on mortgage arrears crisis Issued 21 May 2012 The continued rise in households behind on their mortgage payments is another red flag for government to speed its reform of our hopelessly inadequate debt laws, said legal …
  9. Publication cover - FLAC_NCLC_Submission on Social Welfare Pensions Bill 2012_FINALMortgage supplement changes premature and unsupportive of hard-pressed borrowers Issued 25 April 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) expressed concern today that a proposed change to the Social Welfare Pensions Bill 2012 will remove an essential …
  10. FLACIndependence of new body the key to ensuring equality and human rights Issued 20 April 2012 Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the strong call for a new Human Rights & Equality Commission to be fully independent of government. …
  11. FLACNeed to learn from others' experience on personal insolvency law Issued 19 April 2012 At a conference launched by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD in Dublin this morning, legal rights organisation FLAC is bringing together Irish and international …
  12. Publication cover - Transgender Bill promised for year's endFoy compensation decision welcome but legislation still needed Issued 4 April 2012 FLAC welcomes the Government decision to consider paying compensation to Dr Lydia Foy for its failure to officially recognise her as a woman for many years but points out …
  13. FLACBriefing: Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 21 March 2012 FLAC presentation on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Wednesday 21 March 2012 FLAC (Free Legal Advice …
  14. FLACCode already allows banks ample contact with customers, so why change it? Issued 14 March 2012 Legal rights organisation FLAC today called on the Central Bank to clarify why it should allow banks to make more calls to hard-pressed customers in mortgage arrears, after a …
  15. FLACTransgender woman in civil partnership Issued 22 February 2012 A transgender woman has officially entered a civil partnership with her female partner in Ireland. The registration ceremony, which took place some time ago, amounts to legal …
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