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  1. Flac Report009Dismay at failure to reform ‘deeply flawed’ state advice scheme on mortgage arrears Issued 17 December 2013 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today expressed its dismay at news that a state scheme providing mortgage arrears advice will continue relatively unchanged, despite the fact that it …
  2. FLACFLAC launches new video guides to court procedures Issued 5 December 2013 |access-to-justice|flac-information|legal-information| FLAC has launched a new series of video information clips on the Irish courts for the public. These basic video guides are available to view on FLAC's YouTube channel and …
  3. Publication cover - 2013 SW&P Bill Joint FLAC NCLC submission_FinalLegal rights groups criticise proposed social welfare law Issued 24 October 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| In a joint submission on the draft law to cement changes to the social welfare code arising from the Budget, two legal rights organisations, Northside Community Law & …
  4. lydia_outsideOur proposals would make for a better scheme to recognise transgender identity Issued 22 October 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Ireland has taken a further step towards legal recognition of transgender people according to FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) the legal rights group that represents leading …
  5. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyIrish transgender champion Lydia Foy among top European Campaigners of 2013 Issued 25 September 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Long-time transgender campaigner Lydia Foy travels to London tomorrow for the selection of this year’s European Campaigner of the Year.  Ms Foy has been shortlisted as one …
  6. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardLydia Foy Honoured by European Diversity Body Issued 30 August 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy has been shortlisted for Campaigner of the Year for the highly prestigious European Diversity Awards. Ms Foy is one of eight nominees for …
  7. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardFirst step towards transgender recognition law welcome but government must not blunder on forced divorce Issued 18 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| News that the Irish government has at last produced draft legislation to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender has been welcomed by legal rights group …
  8. FLAC2012 annual report shows busy year as thousands received legal help Issued 15 July 2013 |access-to-justice|flac-information|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC says its annual report for 2012 shows there is not just a fundamental need in Irish society for accessible legal information and advice for …
  9. FLACFLAC Submission on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 8 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Following the publication of an opinion piece by FLAC's Director General Noeline Blackwell in today's Irish Times on legal services reform (Cap on legal case costs would be …
  10. FLACFLAC welcomes Ombudsman's Report on HSE failure to pay award to asylum seeker Issued 12 June 2013 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed a report from the Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly that highlights serious failings at several different levels by both the Health Service …
  11. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardIreland in breach of human rights law on transgender recognition Issued 23 May 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Ireland today is in clear and flagrant breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because of its failure to legally recognise Dr Lydia Foy as a woman.  And the …
  12. Generic Image - CourtroomLegal rights body disappointed at Commission failure to include Deaf Jurors Issued 15 April 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Include deaf on inquest and civil juries, says FLAC  FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the Law Reform Commission’s call to widen the pool of potential jurors …
  13. FLACAmend Code to give borrowers stronger hand in dealings with banks Issued 10 April 2013 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| How banks treat borrowers in mortgage arrears on their family home is the focus today of the Central Bank in its review of a code of conduct for lenders. Legal rights group …
  14. FLACUN report criticises barriers for human rights defenders in Ireland Issued 4 March 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has welcomed a report on the situation of human rights defenders in Ireland by the United Nations Special Rapporteur, …
  15. FLACGovernment must heed call for greater access to justice for minorities Issued 19 February 2013 |access-to-justice| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed a report by a pan-European body against racism that clearly highlights the need to improve systems in …
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