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  1. Nov 2012- Katherine Zappone Michael Farrell & OthsGovernment losing golden opportunity to reform sub-standard appeals system Issued 8 November 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) says the government has "wasted a golden opportunity" to implement some simple changes to vastly improve a key welfare …
  2. Generic Image - Social Welfare FLACsheetsSeanad motion on social welfare appeals system supports need for change sooner rather than later Issued 7 November 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today called on the government to make some simple changes to improve a key support system for people in Ireland, ahead of a motion being put forward …
  3. Publication cover - Not Fair Enough Executive SummaryTime to reform social welfare appeals system Issued 24 October 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today released a report recommending root-and-branch reform of the country's system for handling social welfare appeals. Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly …
  4. FLACNo 'news' in steady growth of mortgage arrears; just rising cost in human misery countrywide Issued 23 August 2012 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| The Central Bank today released figures showing that residential mortgage arrears are continuing to rise. The following is a statement by the Director General of legal rights …
  5. FLACMaintaining basic standards will steer Irish society through recession Issued 5 July 2012 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Today Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD opens the Dáil debate on the Personal Insolvency Bill. Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) which will be in …
  6. Publication cover - FLAC Annual Report 2011Justice gap in Ireland continues to widen, says legal rights group Issued 18 June 2012 |access-to-justice|flac-information|legal-information| The public's need for information and assistance on legal matters continues to rise across Ireland, says legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) in its annual …
  7. FLACNeed to learn from others' experience on personal insolvency law Issued 19 April 2012 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| At a conference launched by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD in Dublin this morning, legal rights organisation FLAC is bringing together Irish and international …
  8. FLACBriefing: Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 21 March 2012 |access-to-justice| FLAC presentation on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Wednesday 21 March 2012 FLAC (Free Legal Advice …
  9. Publication cover - Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 submissionLegal services reform must not be 'change for the sake of it' Issued 21 February 2012 |access-to-justice| 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 …
  10. Publication cover - Presentation on Legal services bill2011 NBlackwellLegal Services Bill 2011 Issued 14 December 2011 |access-to-justice|legal-information| A presentation by Noeline Blackwell to the Irish Women Lawyers Association, 26 November 2011. (In PDF format)
  11. 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 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid| 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 …
  12. FLACFLAC wins appeal against decision of Financial Services Ombudsman Issued 27 July 2011 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| 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 …
  13. FLACGovernment called on to honour commitment to review direct provision system Issued 5 July 2011 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| 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 …
  14. FLACFLAC welcomes steps on law reforms Issued 24 June 2011 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| 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 …
  15. FLACReform urgently needed to remove Jury Service discrimination against Deaf People Issued 3 March 2011 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| 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 …
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