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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. FLACTroubled mortgage countdown: One in 10, one in 9, one in 8... Issued 29 August 2011 Legal rights group FLAC today said it was "not surprised" by Central Bank figures showing that mortgage arrears were continuing to mount and declared that the …
  4. FLACFLAC wins appeal against decision of Financial Services Ombudsman Issued 27 July 2011 In a decision in the High Court this morning, Judge Hanna found that the practice of some Finance Companies in refusing to accept back cars where Hire Purchase agreements …
  5. FLACFLAC welcomes Transgender Report and Minister’s commitment to change the law Issued 14 July 2011 The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) today (14th July) welcomed the publication of the report of the Government's committee on the recognition of transgender persons and the …
  6. FLACGovernment called on to honour commitment to review direct provision system Issued 5 July 2011 Government parties were called on today to honour commitments made while in opposition to conduct a review of the system whereby applicants for protection in Ireland are …
  7. FLACFLAC welcomes steps on law reforms Issued 24 June 2011 FLAC welcomes the early introduction of a new Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. The Bill, which was due to be introduced in the autumn of 2011 has been brought …
  8. FLACGovernment must act now on transgender rights Issued 21 June 2011 FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centres) have marked the first anniversary of the final decision in the Lydia Foy transgender case by calling for urgent legislation to recognise …
  9. FLACLegal rights group says better system for debt an urgent essential Issued 2 June 2011 Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) today released its Annual Report for 2010. Demand for information and advice from FLAC's network of free legal advice clinics, provided by …
  10. FLACFLAC welcomes report of UN independent expert Issued 20 May 2011 "Human rights are not a policy option, dispensable during times of economic hardship." The independent legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) …
  11. FLACFLAC reaction to frustration of Master of High Court Issued 12 May 2011 The frustration felt by the Master of the High Court, Master Edmund Honohan, at the lack of an effective legal system for people who are seriously over indebted is also a …
  12. FLACHomeowners are under immense stress too Issued 31 March 2011 "On foot of the bank 'stress tests,' there continues to be a lack of focus on struggling homeowners" The latest round of stress tests on Irish Banks and financial …
  13. FLACReform urgently needed to remove Jury Service discrimination against Deaf People Issued 3 March 2011 This week's criminal court sittings in Clare have had to be abandoned due to the failure of 215 people to show up for jury service in Ennis. The presiding Circuit Court …
  14. FLACFLAC reaction to new mortgage arrears figures 28 Feb 2011 Issued 28 February 2011 FLAC Press Advisory, Monday 28th February 2011. Dublin. Following on the release by the Financial Regulator of the Central Bank of new figures for mortgage arrears on family …
  15. FLACNew banking charges will hit low-income customers hardest Issued 17 February 2011 Regulator must carry out stress-testing of any charges and be empowered to ensure fairness This week another bank will introduce new charges which will negatively impact …
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