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  1. FLACFLAC calls for end to age discrimination in welfare payments Issued 9 October 2019 |social-welfare-law-reform| Following the welfare changes announced in Budget 2020, FLAC CE Eilis Barry welcomed the change to Jobseekers Allowance that will allow young people aged 25 to receive the …
  2. FLACFLAC attends Committee scrutiny of No Consent, No Sale Bill, 2019. Issued 18 April 2019 |debt-law-reform| The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach will hear today from legal rights group FLAC in relation to the detailed scrutiny of …
  3. Sale of mortgage arrears to “vulture funds” a cause of concern Issued 11 May 2018 |debt-law-reform| Sale of mortgage arrears to “vulture funds” a cause of concern New solutions needed to tackle unsustainable debt burdens The announcement by Ulster Bank that it intends …
  4. Stock Image - House Keychain (Mortgages/Housing)As problem of long term mortgage arrears gets worse, new solutions needed to stave off repossession Issued 11 April 2018 |debt-law-reform| Central Back giving itself a “pat on the back” but thousands still at risk of defaulting New solutions which seriously tackle the unstainable debt burdens of thousands of …
  5. Stock Image - Keys, Money, House (Mortgages)As data shows 70,000 mortgages in arrears, deals done on loans sold to vulture funds must be honored Issued 23 March 2018 |debt-law-reform| As data shows 70,000 mortgages in arrears, deals done on loans sold to vulture funds must be honored State must insist that homeowners protected after loans transferred …
  6. Stock Image - Equality Noticeboard‘Model tenants’ awarded substantial compensation for discrimination by landlord on housing assistance ground Issued 21 August 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC today welcomed the finding of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that three tenants had been discriminated against by their landlord when the landlord refused to …
  7. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC: Man unlawfully jailed for failure to pay debt released by High Court Issued 30 March 2017 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| A man was released from Mountjoy Jail last week on High Court bail following an application brought by FLAC, the access to justice organisation, in a case that highlights …
  8. Paul Joyce Jan 2017Worrying trends continue in latest mortgage arrears data – repossessions, restructures, longer term arrears Issued 16 March 2017 |debt-law-reform| The latest data on mortgage arrears released by the Central Bank confirms that worrying trends continue where family homes are in mortgage arrears. Legal rights group FLAC …
  9. Generic Image - Irish Flag at Four CourtsCompensation awarded for excessive delay in determining protection application for family in Direct Provision Issued 17 February 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes today’s ruling to compensate a mother  who experienced excessive delay in processing her application for subsidiary protection, …
  10. Paul Joyce Jan 2017Revamped mortgage-to-rent welcome but more detail required for an effective scheme Issued 8 February 2017 |debt-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) said today’s announcement by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney TD that changes are to be made to the mortgage-to-rent scheme following a …
  11. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC welcomes High Court judgment finding excessive delay in determining protection application for family in Direct Provision Issued 3 February 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes today’s decision of the High Court to award compensation to a mother for the delay in determining her application for subsidiary …
  12. case-law-677940Social welfare law must not leave people behind, say legal rights bodies Issued 10 November 2016 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Joint press advisory                                 Thursday 10 November 2016 FLAC and Community Law & Mediation Two leading independent …
  13. budgetingBudget 2017: Welcome relief for vulnerable groups but fairer budget process must come soon Issued 11 October 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said that while it welcomed the basic welfare increases that will benefit many vulnerable segments of society in Budget 2017, it regretted that …
  14. Publication cover - FLAC Pre-Budget 2017 SubmissionBudget 2017 must be fair and improve the lives of those who have been left behind Issued 21 July 2016 |debt-law-reform| Today, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) called on the State to ensure that human rights are a primary consideration in all budget related decisions. In its …
  15. 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 …
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