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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. May 2016 - JOC Paul SineadLucey Eithne CiaránMore action needed to avoid surge in homelessness among people in deep mortgage arrears Issued 17 May 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| The Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee will hear today from legal rights group FLAC on how the state might avert the threat of homelessness to the 30,000 …
  4. Generic Image - UN OHCHR PlaqueUPR: Ireland under international scrutiny at UN hearing today Issued 11 May 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Other UN member states are putting tough questions on Ireland’s human rights track record to a government delegation at a UN hearing in Geneva today, including our failure …
  5. Stock Image - Scales w/ Books BackgroundNew guides for engaging with international human rights mechanisms published Issued 20 April 2016 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Today, FLAC published two guides which demonstrate the value of shining an international spotlight on domestic human rights issues. The two guides aim to better equip both …
  6. Stock Image - Equality NoticeboardFLAC welcomes European anti-racism body’s call on welfare decisions and Travellers Issued 3 March 2016 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|legal-information|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today backed a call by the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) for the Social Welfare Appeals Office to publish the …
  7. Publication cover - Report: Accessing Justice in Hard TimesTime to repair austerity damage to access to justice Issued 25 February 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC is this morning launching research that charts the impact of the recent recession on how people in Ireland accessed justice through the civil legal …
  8. Stock Image - Legal Advice SignNew legal aid scheme for troubled borrowers welcomed Issued 25 January 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|   Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of a new legal support scheme for those in mortgage …
  9. Dec 2015 - Michael Farrell (Dave Ellis)Michael Farrell argues for greater human rights protections Issued 3 December 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Speaking in Dublin this evening (3 December 2015), FLAC’s Senior Solicitor and life-long social justice activist Michael Farrell identified serious weaknesses in the …
  10. Michael FarrellSpeech by Michael Farrell to Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture No 9 Issued 3 December 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| You can download the text of Michael Farrell's address on 'Using the Law to achieve social justice' on the occasion of the 9th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture in Dublin on 3 …
  11. Advice session at Finglas FLACVolunteer survey 2015 launched Issued 3 December 2015 |access-to-justice|flac-information|legal-information| FLAC has launched its first online Volunteer Survey.    We would like to better understand the needs and experience of volunteers in the legal advice centres, and so we are …
  12. Stock Image - Scales w/ Blue Background11th hour amendment could make Legal Services Bill a tool for widening access to justice Issued 26 November 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| In a submission to Seanad members ahead of today’s debate on the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011, legal rights group FLAC said the Bill as it currently stands does not …
  13. Oct 2015 - CICL GroupOireachtas Committee hears findings from public interest law seminar series Issued 25 November 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality today heard findings from a unique series of seminars examining the connections between legal action and social …
  14. Stock Image - House Keychain (Mortgages/Housing)Reaction: Court review of insolvency arrangements Issued 20 November 2015 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said that new provisions for independent oversight of personal insolvency arrangements are a welcome first step towards adjusting the imbalance …
  15. Publication cover - Poster FLAC Fellowship 2016Attention law students - Fellowship 2016 now open! Issued 19 November 2015 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
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