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  1. Public given rare opportunity to shape mortgage arrears policy Issued 19 August 2010 |debt-law-reform| The Financial Regulator is currently revising its Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears. As part of a consultation, it is offering the public a rare chance to contribute its …
  2. FLACCautious welcome for Financial Regulator's proposals Issued 13 August 2010 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today gave a cautious welcome to the Financial Regulator's consultation paper on the code of conduct for mortgage arrears. Noting that the …
  3. FLACIMF support for vulnerable homeowners brings a necessary balance: says FLAC Issued 25 June 2010 |debt-law-reform| The legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) said today that the recommendation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in relation to vulnerable houseowners was …
  4. Publication cover - Joint submission on Social Welfare Bill 2010Joint FLAC/NCLC Release: Proposed social welfare measures are unnecessary and regressive Issued 17 June 2010 |social-welfare-law-reform| Two independent legal rights bodies have condemned changes proposed in the government's latest social welfare bill as "unnecessary and regressive." In a joint …
  5. FLACFLAC warns of danger to society from rise in serious mortgage arrears Issued 27 May 2010 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC expressed grave concern today over fresh figures from the Financial Regulator that show mortgage arrears are continuing to rise steadily. The …
  6. FLACWide range of solutions to mortgage crisis needed, not silver bullet Issued 26 May 2010 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today welcomed comments earlier today from Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield that indicated consumer concerns were a priority for the …
  7. Publication Cover - FLAC Annual Report 2009Urgent need to regulate debt collection industry Issued 18 May 2010 |debt-law-reform| A not-for-profit organisation that campaigns for legal rights called today for the regulation of debt collection in Ireland in the face of increasing contact by harassed …
  8. FLACGovernment must not forget 'My NAMA' in debt crisis Issued 30 March 2010 |debt-law-reform| A not-for-profit organisation that campaigns for the legal rights of indebted consumers called on the government today to strike a balance in its approach to Ireland's debt …
  9. FLACMortgage arrears figures for end of 2009 continue to cause worry Issued 3 March 2010 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today warned that information from the Financial Regulator on mortgage arrears for the last quarter of 2009 continues the upward trend in …
  10. FLACNew mortgage arrears committee must provide solutions quickly Issued 26 February 2010 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today welcomed confirmation of the formation by the government of a group to deal with the issue of indebtedness. The group includes its Senior …
  11. FLACWelcome focus by Minister Ryan on individual debt Issued 30 January 2010 |debt-law-reform| The non-governmental organisation FLAC today welcomed the announcement by Minister Eamon Ryan that the government will soon establish soon an expert panel to advise it in …
  12. FLACMortgage arrears figures show alarming rise Issued 22 December 2009 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today warned that figures from the Financial Regulator on mortgage arrears to the end of September 2009 display a worrying upward trend in …
  13. FLACAsylum-seeker exclusion is mean-minded Issued 10 December 2009 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| The Government's proposal to amend the Social Welfare Act to exclude all asylum-seekers from qualifying for social welfare benefits is mean-minded, petty and divisive, said …
  14. FLACBudget response to overindebtedness crisis is entirely inadequate Issued 9 December 2009 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC Budget Statement 2010 Independent legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has as its main aim to achieve equal access to justice. As part of this overarching …
  15. Speirs011209FLAC1Lecturer warns that debt is the over-riding social problem Issued 2 December 2009 |debt-law-reform| At a lecture on access to justice organised by the independent legal rights group, FLAC, the former independent Senator and Northern Ireland's former Ombudsman Dr Maurice …
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