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  1. 2014- Noeline Blackwell addressing PILA ConferenceFLAC welcomes Conclusions and Recommendations of UN Human Rights Committee Issued 25 July 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC today welcomed the Conclusions and Recommendations issued by the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva following their examination on 14-15 July of the state of civil …
  2. FLACTranscript of the pre-budget submission FLAC's Yvonne O'Sullivan made to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Debate on Wednesday 16 July 2014 Issued 24 July 2014 |access-to-justice|flac-information|human-rights-law|legal-information| I thank the committee for inviting FLAC to make a presentation on its pre-budget submission. The Oireachtas and its standing committees play a vital role in overseeing the …
  3. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2015Budget must meet basic fairness standards if government wants people to stand by it Issued 16 July 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Access to justice campaign group FLAC is today calling on the state to produce a budget that people can tolerate by applying basic human rights standards in how it decides to …
  4. Apr 2014 - Paul Joyce JOC FinanceOireachtas committee report on lenders' handling of mortgage arrears is challenge for Finance Minister Issued 8 July 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed a comprehensive report from an Oireachtas committee tasked with reviewing the way banks in Ireland handle …
  5. July 2014- Susan Denham, 2013 Annual Report Launch'Rights meaningless without access’ says Chief Justice Issued 7 July 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|legal-information|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Chief Justice Susan Denham today said that rights without access to them are meaningless. Speaking as she launched FLAC’s (Free Legal Advice Centres’) annual report for …
  6. Publication cover - Annual Report 2013More than 27,000 legal queries in 2013 highlight gaps in the legal system Issued 7 July 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|flac-information|human-rights-law|legal-information|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC has directly helped some 27,546 people with their legal queries in 2013, according to its annual report for 2013 launched by Chief Justice Susan …
  7. Publication cover - Legal Aid Board Conference June 2014 Paper by Noeline Blackwell Access to Legal Aid as part of access to justice: A rigid or discretionary right? Paper delivered to the Legal Aid Board Annual Conference 2014 on 18 June 2014 By Noeline Blackwell, Director General, FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centers. Issued 30 June 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid| The recent discussion about discretionary health cards has revealed a fascinating underlying discussion about whether the right to access the health system when one is poor …
  8. Apr 2009 - Micheal Farrell and Lydia FoyTransgender bill - changes welcome but may still fail human rights standards Issued 19 June 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The revised text of a draft Bill to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender is welcome, says legal rights group FLAC, but warned against any further delay …
  9. Generic Image - Four CourtsLong-term mortgage arrears a greater concern than ever Issued 5 June 2014 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| The Central Bank has today issued its report to 31 March 2014 on mortgage arrears, repossessions and re-structures on family homes.  This shows an overall small decrease in …
  10. FLACFLAC in Portlaoise is recruiting new volunteer advisors Issued 30 May 2014 |access-to-justice|flac-information|legal-information| Solicitors and barristers fully qualified to practice in Ireland are now sought to volunteer at the FLAC service in Portlaoise, Co.Laois. The Portloaise FLAC provides a free …
  11. FLAC to lead shadow reporting process for ESC covenant Issued 22 May 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| One of FLAC's key aims is to advance international and national standards that promote human rights, which are fundamental to everyone and permeate all areas of law. Ireland …
  12. homepicture_seesawProposed changes to under-used insolvency system do not go far enough Issued 10 January 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| It is reported today that the Minister for Justice & Equality Alan Shatter TD plans to introduce an insolvency protocol similar to the one applying to IVAs (individual …
  13. Publication cover - Dave Ellis Lecture 2013 by Martin O'BrienLaw as a Vehicle for Social Change: 7th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 9 January 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|flac-information|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC held its 7th annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture on 5 December 2013. The guest speaker was Martin O'Brien, Senior Vice President for Programmes at the Atlantic …
  14. Flac Report009Dismay at failure to reform ‘deeply flawed’ state advice scheme on mortgage arrears Issued 17 December 2013 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today expressed its dismay at news that a state scheme providing mortgage arrears advice will continue relatively unchanged, despite the fact that it …
  15. FLACFLAC launches new video guides to court procedures Issued 5 December 2013 |access-to-justice|flac-information|legal-information| FLAC has launched a new series of video information clips on the Irish courts for the public. These basic video guides are available to view on FLAC's YouTube channel and …
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