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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. FLACJudge rules deaf man can sit on jury Issued 29 November 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| For the first time ever, a High Court Judge has ruled that a deaf person can sit on a jury in the Central Criminal Court. Judge Paul Carney today (Monday) ruled that …
  4. FLACFLAC: Debt Advice and Information Services must be protected from budget cuts Issued 4 November 2010 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| The latest statistics from MABS, the Money Advice and Budgeting Service, reveal that the average waiting time for a first-time appointment in some areas is now over two …
  5. Publication cover - IRP Bill SubmissionFLAC makes submission on Immigration Residence and Protection Bill 2010 Issued 28 October 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| FLAC has commented on the Immigration Residence and Protection Bill 2010 in a submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Women's Rights. The …
  6. FLACPILA to host 'Half Day Seminar on Public Interest Litigation' Issued 30 September 2010 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| PILA - the Public Interest Law Alliance which is a project of FLAC - are delighted to invite you to a half day seminar on public interest litigation on 29th October from 2:00 …
  7. FLACFLAC welcomes decision to quash jury ban on deaf woman Issued 14 July 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| No blanket exclusion of deaf jurors, but state should go further FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), which represented deaf woman Joan Clarke, welcomed the ruling of the High …
  8. FLACForced transfer of asylum seekers ignores rights, says legal group Issued 6 July 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC today described as "very worrying" recent developments around the announcement that some 150 people living in the Mosney direct provision …
  9. FLACJoint release: Support groups seek independent complaints mechanism for direct provision Issued 23 June 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| A number of non-governmental organisations working in the area of asylum and refugee rights today called for the introduction of an independent complaints mechanism for …
  10. 2010 - Lydia Foy & Michael Farrell Press ConferencGovernment drops appeal in historic transgender case Issued 21 June 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Taoiseach to tell Dail Ireland is in breach of rights treaty The Government has withdrawn its appeal to the Supreme Court in the case of transgender woman Lydia Foy. It has …
  11. PILA (RGB)FLAC event highlights need to use law to create a more equal society Issued 16 April 2010 |access-to-justice| Public interest law in action: FLAC event highlights need to use law to create a more equal society A conference on Public Interest Law in action taking place today in Dublin …
  12. FLACDeaf jurors plan welcomed by legal rights body Issued 31 March 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed a proposal to allow deaf and blind persons to serve on juries. FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has taken a High Court case challenging …
  13. Publication cover - One Size Doesn't Fit All_Exec SummaryProvision for asylum seekers fails to measure up under human rights law, 10 years on Issued 18 February 2010 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| At a joint media event today in Dublin's Buswells Hotel to mark United Nations Social Justice Day, legal rights group FLAC called for full-scale reform of the system that …
  14. FLACAsylum-seeker exclusion is mean-minded Issued 10 December 2009 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| The Government's proposal to amend the Social Welfare Act to exclude all asylum-seekers from qualifying for social welfare benefits is mean-minded, petty and divisive, said …
  15. FLACBudget response to overindebtedness crisis is entirely inadequate Issued 9 December 2009 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC Budget Statement 2010 Independent legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has as its main aim to achieve equal access to justice. As part of this overarching …
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