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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. Publication cover - Redressing_the_ImbalanceComprehensive reform of protections for consumers of credit and other financial services urgently needed Issued 7 March 2014 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| The state is failing to properly protect people who avail of credit and other financial services; that is the key finding from a new report by legal rights group FLAC (Free …
  4. 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 …
  5. FLACMore people in debt - but no corresponding rise in protection for them Issued 7 March 2013 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Two reports issued by the Central Bank this week highlight further concerns for those who are seriously over-indebted, according to legal rights group, FLAC.  The …
  6. FLACScepticism over new IBF debt protocol Issued 18 February 2013 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Article published in the Irish Examiner, 4 February 2013. Reprinted here by kind permission. With the provision of the long-awaited personal insolvency legislation just …
  7. 2012 11 20_PI bill briefing 003Government debt plan failing consumers Issued 20 November 2012 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Ahead of the Bill's introduction to the Seanad on Wednesday, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is today presenting its assessment of the Personal Insolvency …
  8. FLACStrong words must be matched by concrete action on banks' failings Issued 17 October 2012 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed comments made by both Central Bank and Department of Finance officials that seemed to indicate a tougher …
  9. Publication cover - FLAC briefing on personal insolvency bill 2012Relief at insolvency law reform - wary on bank veto & debtor supports Issued 29 June 2012 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|legal-information| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today expressed its relief that the long-promised and very badly needed Personal Insolvency Bill had finally been released …
  10. FLACNeed to learn from others' experience on personal insolvency law Issued 19 April 2012 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| At a conference launched by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD in Dublin this morning, legal rights organisation FLAC is bringing together Irish and international …
  11. FLACDanger of giving banks veto on personal debt resolution Issued 23 January 2012 |consumer-credit-law-reform| Following on the announcement on Friday last that the government has sought to further delay the issue of the personal insolvency legislation, and amid rampant speculation on …
  12. FLACFLAC: Disappointment at further delays on insolvency bill Issued 20 January 2012 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Following reports that the government seeks to defer the publication of new bankruptcy laws by a further month to the end of April 2012, Noeline Blackwell, Director General …
  13. Publication cover - Joint Statement_9 principles to overcome debtNational organisations present key principles to overcome personal debt and mortgage arrears crisis Issued 19 October 2011 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| A grouping of national organisations which advocate for people struggling with debt problems, including families at risk of losing their homes, warned today that the …
  14. FLACFLAC wins appeal against decision of Financial Services Ombudsman Issued 27 July 2011 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| In a decision in the High Court this morning, Judge Hanna found that the practice of some Finance Companies in refusing to accept back cars where Hire Purchase agreements …
  15. FLACLegal rights group says better system for debt an urgent essential Issued 2 June 2011 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) today released its Annual Report for 2010. Demand for information and advice from FLAC's network of free legal advice clinics, provided by …
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