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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. FLACIrish legal profession celebrates inaugural Pro Bono Week and calls for increased participation in pro bono Issued 4 November 2019 Today sees the launch of the first Pro Bono Week in Ireland, a collaboration between leading law firms A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox and pro bono organisations PILA (Public …
  14. legal aidFLAC welcomes Oireachtas Committee call for review of legal aid Issued 24 October 2019 Speaking following the publication of a report on the Family Law System from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality, FLAC CEO Eilis Barry welcomed the report, …
  15. FLACFLAC Conference: The EU Charter and the ECHR: Practice and Potential Issued 18 October 2019 2019 is a special year for FLAC as the organisation marks its 50th anniversary. This October we also mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most important decisions on …
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