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  1. 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 …
  2. Paul190117FLAC: Welcome for stronger consumer protections in new bill dealing with financial complaints Issued 14 July 2017 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said a new law will introduce long awaited reforms of the legislation underpinning the Financial Services Ombudsman’s office. Earlier today …
  3. 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 …
  4. Publication cover - Annual Report 2014Over 28,000 people received legal help in 2014 Issued 6 July 2015 |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| Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald today launched the Annual Report for 2014 of legal rights group FLAC. Launching the report and a guide to the law on …
  5. Generic Image - Leaflets & BooksFailure to deal with top-up loans leaves burden on poorest families Issued 16 June 2015 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform| It is reported today that the Financial Services Ombudsman’s Bureau has upheld a complaint by a Donegal couple who complained about their loan from a leading moneylender …
  6. Publication cover - Moneylending and the Law - September 2007Guide to moneylending & the law Issued 16 June 2015 |consumer-credit-law-reform| We are re-posting a link to our Guide to Moneylending & the Law in the wake of a report by Charlie Weston of the Irish Independent. Charlie reports on a finding of the …
  7. Stock Image - DoorknockerBriefing: Mortgage Arrears Figures issued 4 June 2015 Issued 4 June 2015 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| FLAC Briefing Note Central Bank Mortgage Arrears Figures issued 4 June 2015 Quite late into the second quarter of 2015, the Central Bank has today issued finally figures on …
  8. Publication cover - Paper: Owner Occupier Mortgage Arrears-Progress on ResolutionAnalysis of mortgage arrears data shows Government strategy not working Issued 15 January 2015 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| An in-depth analysis of the steps taken by the state and lenders to resolve the owner occupier mortgage arrears crisis indicates that the Government’s current approach is …
  9. homepicture_seesawWider view needed for new mortgage lending rules Issued 9 December 2014 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| In regulating how much a person can borrow to buy a house, the State must also take into account not just the Central Bank’s proposals but the wider crises in housing and …
  10. Generic Image - FLAC BannerPut focus on ordinary people in long-awaited reform of credit and insolvency Issued 7 October 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| Two important news items this morning underline the urgent need to regulate the credit industry in Ireland appropriately, says legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice …
  11. Publication cover - Redressing the Imbalance Executive SummaryConsumer protection on agenda for new Oireachtas term Issued 17 September 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) will mark the first day of the new Dáil term today with a presentation on legal protection for consumers of financial …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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