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  1. lady justiceFlac say Department’s rules on Covid Pandemic Unemployment Claimants holidays are not legal. Issued 28 July 2020 Today, Chief Executive of legal rights organisation FLAC, Eilis Barry, has written to the Minister for Social Protection, Community, Rural Development and the Islands, …
  2. Launch of Traveller Legal SeviceFlac to launch only dedicated Traveller Legal Service in the State. Issued 27 July 2020 On Monday July 27th at 12.30 Flac will officially launch Ireland’s only dedicated Traveller Legal Service. Supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland and in …
  3. Launch of Traveller Legal SeviceDate for your Diary: Online Launch of FLAC’s new dedicated Traveller Legal Service Issued 22 July 2020 FLAC would like to invite you to register for the official online launch of our new dedicated Traveller Legal Service on Monday July 27 2020, from 12.30pm–1.30pm. The …
  4. CJEU flagsCJEU strikes down Privacy Shield and finds US law inadequate to protect data of EU residents. EU Court agrees with submissions of US NGO seeking to uphold data privacy rights. Issued 16 July 2020 The Court of Justice of the European Union has today issued a Judgement in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & Max Schrems, on privacy protection for …
  5. Rent supplement New FLAC information sheet on rent supplement during Covid-19 Issued 7 July 2020 Rent Supplement scheme to assist those struggling to pay rent in private accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic set to continue until August 31st 2020. Flac are today …
  6. FLAC Response to draft Programme for Government 2020 FINAL VerFLAC Examining Access to Justice in the Draft Programme for Government Issued 3 July 2020 FLAC welcomes many of the policy initiatives set out in the draft Programme for Government. As a human rights organisation we especially welcome those initiatives that will …
  7. FLACFLAC successfully represents a 64 year-old woman in important case of discriminatory dismissal. Issued 26 June 2020 Flac successfully represented a 64 year-old cleaner after she was dismissed by her employer on the grounds of age and disability in a case adjudicated by the Workplace …
  8. Free-Legal-Advice-CentrePress Release: FLAC call for new programme for government to include access to justice and root and branch review of civil legal aid. Issued 17 April 2020 FLAC Chief Executive Eilis Barry has today called on party leaders engaging in government formation talks to ensure that access to justice is part of a new social contract …
  9. four courts side angleImportant clarification from the Court on the obligations of housing authorities Issued 12 March 2020 Press Release Important clarification from the Court on the obligations of housing authorities FLAC welcomes the Judgment of Mr Justice MacGrath in the High Court today …
  10. FLAC Manifesto for Civil Legal Aid 2020 22.01.20FLAC calls on candidates to support a right to justice for those on low incomes Issued 22 January 2020 Speaking in Dublin today, Eilis Barry Chief Executive of FLAC called on election candidates to commit to supporting a #right2justice for those on low incomes, if they are …
  11. EKxVTo9XYAAI_g4FLAC: Welcome for United Nations call to reform civil legal aid to help combat racial discrimination Issued 15 December 2019 An expert UN body has published a comprehensive blueprint for government action to eliminate race discrimination in Ireland, including an important change to state legal aid …
  12. FLAC Submission to ICERDFLAC calls for improvements in equality mechanisms at UN ICERD examination in Geneva Issued 2 December 2019 The Chief Executive of legal rights group FLAC Eilis Barry is at the United Nations HQ in Geneva today to raise concerns about the lack of legal aid for racial discrimination …
  13. lgbt scalesFLAC response to report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act Issued 29 November 2019 FLAC welcomes the publication of Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty’s, Report on the Review of the Gender Recognition Act today. The …
  14. eilis.PNG FLAC attended JOC on ‘Access to Justice and Legal Costs’ Issued 27 November 2019 The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality heard today from legal rights group FLAC in relation to the issue of ‘Access to Justice and Legal Costs’. In their …
  15. FLAC's 50th CelebrationMore Josie Aireys needed to continue to challenge and improve Ireland’s legal system – FLAC Issued 8 November 2019 Functioning legal aid system essential to ensuring access to justice The legacy created by Josie Airey – who paved the way for civil legal aid in Ireland – deserves to be …
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