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  1. Publication cover - Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 submissionLegal services reform must not be 'change for the sake of it' Issued 21 February 2012 Government proposals to change how legal services are delivered in Ireland do not prioritise access to the legal system and thus will not improve the situation for many …
  2. FLACFLAC reaction to mortgage arrears figures from Central Bank in February 2012 Issued 17 February 2012 FLAC Press Release Friday 17 February 2012 The legal rights organisation FLAC today said that even though the rise in mortgage debt was entirely predictable, there should be …
  3. homepicture_seesawScheme must be fair and effective for personal debt resolution Issued 15 February 2012 The proposed new debt resolution scheme must offer a fair and effective way for those who cannot support their enormous debt burdens to deal realistically with their …
  4. FLACDraft debt resolution scheme is a significant advance Issued 25 January 2012 FLAC said on 25 January 2012 that the publication of a draft debt resolution scheme today is a significant advance to address the problems of seriously over indebted …
  5. FLACDanger of giving banks veto on personal debt resolution Issued 23 January 2012 Following on the announcement on Friday last that the government has sought to further delay the issue of the personal insolvency legislation, and amid rampant speculation on …
  6. FLACFLAC: Disappointment at further delays on insolvency bill Issued 20 January 2012 Following reports that the government seeks to defer the publication of new bankruptcy laws by a further month to the end of April 2012, Noeline Blackwell, Director General …
  7. FLAC Chair Peter Ward SC, FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell, Baroness Nuala O'Loan, FLAC Director Noeline Blackwell, FLAC's5th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial LectureState must address "human cost" of not aiding access to law Issued 1 December 2011 At a lecture in Dublin this evening Baroness Nuala O'Loan identified the twin barriers of an overly complex legal system and high costs as huge obstacles for people who need …
  8. FLACNew Home Mortgage Arrears Figures - Still No Effective Action, says FLAC Issued 18 November 2011 Figures released today by the Central Bank in relation to residential mortgage arrears come a year and a day after the Cooney Expert Group on Mortgage Arrears issued its …
  9. Publication cover - Pils-Pila Conference ProgrammeGood Friday Agreement commitment to human rights still worth fighting for Issued 11 November 2011 Changes to the UK's human rights regime proposed by the coalition government are a negative step and would undermine the practical successes of the 1998 Human Rights Act, the …
  10. Publication cover - Joint Statement_9 principles to overcome debtNational organisations present key principles to overcome personal debt and mortgage arrears crisis Issued 19 October 2011 A grouping of national organisations which advocate for people struggling with debt problems, including families at risk of losing their homes, warned today that the …
  11. FLACMortgage arrears report lacks the urgency felt by over-indebted people Issued 12 October 2011 Legal rights group FLAC said today that it was disappointed that a government-appointed group had failed to specifically acknowledge the range of problems besetting people in …
  12. Sep 2011 - Volunteer w/ UPR banner, Liberty HallIreland commited to human rights, but not on all issues Issued 11 October 2011 FLAC welcomes the reaffirmation of Ireland's commitment to human rights made by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD at Ireland's first Universal …
  13. Sep 2011 - Volunteer w/ UPR banner, Liberty HallUN examination of Ireland's human rights track record affects us all Issued 5 October 2011 While Justice Minister Alan Shatter is defending Ireland's human rights performance at the UN headquarters in Geneva on Thursday morning, legal rights group FLAC has called …
  14. Publication cover - Pre-budget 2012 submissionBudget must respect human rights, even in recession Issued 16 September 2011 At a pre-budget forum with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton today, legal rights group FLAC laid out what it said were strict legal duties to maintain human rights …
  15. FLACMinister's comments signal new action on debt Issued 30 August 2011 Today's reported comments by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan that additional measures were required to tackle the growing problem of mortgage debt and that matters had to …
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