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  1. Peter Ward Emily O'Reilly and Eilis Barry Speirs271117Dublin019European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly delivers 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 28 November 2017 |access-to-justice| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has this evening (27.11.17) hosted its 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture at The Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital. The annual event …
  2. FLACIntroduction to 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture by Peter Ward Issued 28 November 2017 |access-to-justice| THE DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2017   INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE BY EMILY O’REILLY, EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN   PETER WARD SC, CHAIRPERSON FLAC Check against delivery …
  3. Emily O'Reilly Speaking Speirs271117Dublin065Speech by Emily O'Reilly to the 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 28 November 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| ANNUAL DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE - ACCESS TO JUSTICE Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman 27 November 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests I’m both pleased and …
  4. Stock Image - Flats (Housing)Tenants Welcome European Committee of Social Rights Finding That Ireland Has Failed To Provide Adequate Housing Conditions on Local Authority Estates Issued 23 October 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Local authority tenants have welcomed a landmark decision by the European Committee of Social Rights that has found that Ireland has failed to take sufficient and timely …
  5. legal aidNo funds allocated for abolition of civil legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence in Budget 2018 Issued 10 October 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid| The Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) has long campaigned for civil legal aid fees to be automatically waived for victims of domestic violence when seeking safety, protection …
  6. Publication cover - 2017 10 03 Data Protection Commissioner and Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian SchremsLetter to Irish Times - Max Schrems and Facebook case Issued 5 October 2017 |access-to-justice| Max Schrems and Facebook caseThu, Oct 5, 2017, 00:10Sir, – We in the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac) note the decision in the case involving the Data Protection …
  7. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC welcomes the commitment of the Chief Justice on access to Justice Issued 27 September 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid| Legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), has today warmly welcomed the recent comments of the newly appointed Chief Justice, the Hon Mr. Justice Frank …
  8. four courts side angleHousing Minister called on to clarify application of departmental circular where seriously ill man denied emergency accommodation Issued 12 September 2017 |access-to-justice| The High Court learned today that settlement had been reached in proceedings brought by a seriously ill homeless man against Louth County Council and the Minister for …
  9. Stock Image - Equality Noticeboard‘Model tenants’ awarded substantial compensation for discrimination by landlord on housing assistance ground Issued 21 August 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC today welcomed the finding of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that three tenants had been discriminated against by their landlord when the landlord refused to …
  10. Publication cover - Annual Report 201625,700 people received information and legal advice in 2016 Issued 31 July 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|flac-information|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Top queries: family law, housing, employment law Welcome for reversal cuts to District Court private practitioner panel Call for end to legal aid fees in Domestic Violence …
  11. four courts side angleUPDATE: Robbie Sinnott case on voting for visually impaired people Issued 2 May 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The State was ordered by the High Court on Friday 28 April to pay the legal costs of Robbie Sinnott, a visually impaired man seeking to vindicate his right to vote privately …
  12. FLACTraveller family left without access to sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Issued 25 April 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that a Traveller family was discriminated against by Dublin City Council in accessing maintenance services.   Sallyann …
  13. FLACFLAC is recruiting volunteers - Get involved! Issued 6 April 2017 |access-to-justice|flac-information| Volunteers needed! FLAC is seeking solicitors and barristers fully qualified to practise in Ireland to become volunteer advisors at FLAC clinics in: Ballymun Library Ballymun …
  14. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC: Man unlawfully jailed for failure to pay debt released by High Court Issued 30 March 2017 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| A man was released from Mountjoy Jail last week on High Court bail following an application brought by FLAC, the access to justice organisation, in a case that highlights …
  15. RobbieSinnottPILAConferenceHigh Court vindicates right to a secret ballot in elections for people with visual impairment Issued 30 March 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| In an important victory for people with disabilities, the High Court has today found in favour of a man with a visual impairment seeking to vindicate his right to a secret …
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