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  1. May 2016 - JOC Paul SineadLucey Eithne CiaránMore action needed to avoid surge in homelessness among people in deep mortgage arrears Issued 17 May 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| The Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee will hear today from legal rights group FLAC on how the state might avert the threat of homelessness to the 30,000 …
  2. Generic Image - UN OHCHR PlaqueUPR: Ireland under international scrutiny at UN hearing today Issued 11 May 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Other UN member states are putting tough questions on Ireland’s human rights track record to a government delegation at a UN hearing in Geneva today, including our failure …
  3. Stock Image - Equality NoticeboardFLAC welcomes European anti-racism body’s call on welfare decisions and Travellers Issued 3 March 2016 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|legal-information|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today backed a call by the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) for the Social Welfare Appeals Office to publish the …
  4. Stock Image - Legal Advice SignNew legal aid scheme for troubled borrowers welcomed Issued 25 January 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|   Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald TD of a new legal support scheme for those in mortgage …
  5. Stock Image - EurosState must end age discrimination against young people on social welfare Issued 24 November 2015 |human-rights-law|legal-information|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton that her Department plans a review into the impact …
  6. Stock Image - House Keychain (Mortgages/Housing)Reaction: Court review of insolvency arrangements Issued 20 November 2015 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said that new provisions for independent oversight of personal insolvency arrangements are a welcome first step towards adjusting the imbalance …
  7. Stock Image - Keys, Money, House (Mortgages)Six months on, where are mortgage arrears measures? Issued 16 November 2015 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| On 13 May 2015, the government announced a suite of measures aimed at tackling the problem of mortgage arrears and increasing the supports available for distressed borrowers. …
  8. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2016Budget 2016: Government must remember those who are not part of recovery Issued 13 October 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said while there was much to welcome in Budget 2016, its focus on ‘keeping the recovery going’ should not mean it left behind those who have …
  9. Why do Irish banks prefer Stepchange model? Issued 25 September 2015 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today expressed puzzlement at news that five major retail banks in Ireland are to fund a UK debt advice agency to provide a telephone support service …
  10. Publication cover - Overpayments Guide 2015Guide aims to clarify law behind reclaiming welfare overpayments Issued 20 July 2015 |access-to-justice|legal-information|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights groups FLAC and Community Law & Mediation have today launched two guides to the law underpinning the recovery of social welfare overpayments.  The guides …
  11. Generic Image - FLAC BannerFLAC suggestions to Oireachtas Committee on bankruptcy term Issued 9 July 2015 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today noted a report from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice,  Defence and Equality proposing that the term for bankruptcy reduced from the …
  12. Generic Image - UN OHCHR Plaque (Small)UN criticises ‘disproportionate’ state focus on cuts during austerity Issued 22 June 2015 |civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A top UN body has criticised the Irish state for its response to the economic and financial crisis in cutting public expenditure, especially in housing, healthcare, social …
  13. June 2015 - Geneva ICESCR DelegationRound-up: UN examination of Ireland under ICESCR Issued 10 June 2015 |civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Disability, debt, housing, abortion, Direct Provision: UN tackles Irish government on basic rights A top UN body has questioned the Irish government on how it has fulfilled …
  14. Publication cover - Update to Our Voice Our Rights (May 2015)Government to face UN scrutiny on basic rights Issued 2 June 2015 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A report launched today by the Public Interest Law Alliance of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) gives an updated assessment and analysis from over 80 voluntary organisations …
  15. May 2015 - FIDH Conference SpeakersInternational event examines impact of austerity on basic rights Issued 14 May 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Human rights organisations from all over Europe and Irish bodies working on economic, social and cultural rights issues are meeting in Dublin this morning to examine how …
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