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  1. Generic Image - Four CourtsUS privacy group informs High Court on adequacy of US law in protecting EU citizens’ data Issued 1 March 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The High Court heard today from US non-governmental organisation EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & …
  2. Generic Image - Irish Flag at Four CourtsCompensation awarded for excessive delay in determining protection application for family in Direct Provision Issued 17 February 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes today’s ruling to compensate a mother  who experienced excessive delay in processing her application for subsidiary protection, …
  3. Generic Image - Human Rights Law IconNew legal protections on domestic violence require additional resources for legal aid Issued 13 February 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Representatives of legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) are at the United Nations HQ in Geneva today to raise concerns about the enforcement of women’s …
  4. Generic Image - Irish Flag at Four CourtsOverview: Data Protection Commissioner vs Facebook Ireland Ltd & Anor Issued 7 February 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Overview of case involving several amici curiae/friends of the court, including the US government and EPIC, a US privacy NGO (represented by FLAC) Since 7 February 2017, the …
  5. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC welcomes High Court judgment finding excessive delay in determining protection application for family in Direct Provision Issued 3 February 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes today’s decision of the High Court to award compensation to a mother for the delay in determining her application for subsidiary …
  6. Publication cover - Joint Statement on US immigration pre-clearancePermitting pre-clearance to operate in Ireland may violate Human Rights Issued 30 January 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|  Joint statement from Irish human rights organisations (download statement as PDF)  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  President Trump’s Executive Order adopting a targeted ban on …
  7. xmas slider much biggerFLAC holiday opening hours Issued 22 December 2016 |access-to-justice|flac-information| FLAC head office will be closed from 12:45pm on Friday 23 December 2016 until 9am Tuesday 3 January 2017. Our telephone information & referral line will reopen on …
  8. Speirs061216DublinFLAC06Key role for judiciary in a legal system that safeguards basic rights and dignity for all Issued 8 December 2016 |access-to-justice| A leading South African Judge visiting Dublin has underlined the key role of an independent judiciary for the rule of law and the protection of constitutional rights. …
  9. Peter Ward at 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture, 7 December 2016Introduction to 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 8 December 2016 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2016 INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE BY JUSTICE EDWIN CAMERON, JUSTICE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court OF SOUTH AFRICA PETER WARD SC, CHAIRPERSON FLAC …
  10. Launch of Irish Leaflet on WillsFirst Free Legal Advice Leaflet Translated to Irish Issued 14 November 2016 |access-to-justice|legal-information| Nationwide Services in Irish Launched Conradh na Gaeilge & FLAC launch free legal advice services through Irish in Galway, Dublin, Donegal, Cork & Belfast  Conradh …
  11. case-law-677940Social welfare law must not leave people behind, say legal rights bodies Issued 10 November 2016 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Joint press advisory                                 Thursday 10 November 2016 FLAC and Community Law & Mediation Two leading independent …
  12. budgetingBudget 2017: Welcome relief for vulnerable groups but fairer budget process must come soon Issued 11 October 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said that while it welcomed the basic welfare increases that will benefit many vulnerable segments of society in Budget 2017, it regretted that …
  13. Publication cover - Annual Report 2015Almost 29,000 people helped with legal advice and information in 2015 Issued 3 October 2016 |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 issues: housing, family law, employment law, debt & credit  The continuing impact of austerity in Ireland is borne out by data on legal need for 2015 released by …
  14. Eilis Barry BLFLAC appoints new CEO Issued 27 July 2016 |access-to-justice|flac-information|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Eilis Barry, who will take up the position on 7 September next. Ms Barry is a …
  15. Stock Image - House Keychain (Mortgages/Housing)Legal aid for those in mortgage arrears finally here Issued 6 July 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the new legal support scheme for those in mortgage debt announced by Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD.  The …
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