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  1. Government announcement represents some progress on mortgage arrears Issued 13 May 2015 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Today’s announcement from government of proposed reforms to assist those in mortgage arrears marks progress and is a recognition that there has been an unfair imbalance in …
  2. Publication cover - Our Voice Our RightsMinister Sean Sherlock to lead government delegation to UN examination of Ireland Issued 24 April 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Ahead of a United Nations examination of Ireland in June, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade this morning announced that the government delegation will be led by …
  3. FLACThree point plan needed from Government to address mortgage arrears crisis Issued 9 March 2015 |debt-law-reform| FLAC press release                                                          09 March 2015 A three point plan needed …
  4. Publication cover - Our Voice Our RightsAusterity dominates UN questions for Irish Government Issued 10 December 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Questions raised by a United Nations committee in Geneva this week ask the Irish Government to explain how it is ensuring that the privatisation of water services will not …
  5. Publication cover - Our Voice Our RightsUN to be told state failing its duties on ‘everyday’ rights in Ireland Issued 19 November 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| An independent report detailing gaps in how the state is meeting its obligations under an international treaty on economic, social and cultural rights was launched this …
  6. FLACSurvey indicates Budget 2015 will not restore “downgraded” rights Issued 16 October 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A wide-ranging survey of civil society organisations published today indicates that while Budget 2015 may have offered some positive measures for various social groups, it …
  7. Generic Image - StairwayFirst ‘social recovery’ budget will not restore eroded public services, but Gov’t has opportunity for fresh start Issued 14 October 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Despite its vaunted ‘social justice’ element, Budget 2015 fails to fully address the emaciation of public services stretched beyond measure by serial austerity drives. …
  8. Generic Image - FLAC BannerGovernment must finally grasp nettle of long-term arrears cases Issued 2 September 2014 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| Figures released this morning by the Central Bank again show an overall reduction in the number of homes in mortgage arrears in the second quarter of 2014. However legal …
  9. 2014- Noeline Blackwell addressing PILA ConferenceFLAC welcomes Conclusions and Recommendations of UN Human Rights Committee Issued 25 July 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC today welcomed the Conclusions and Recommendations issued by the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva following their examination on 14-15 July of the state of civil …
  10. Generic Image - Four CourtsLong-term mortgage arrears a greater concern than ever Issued 5 June 2014 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| The Central Bank has today issued its report to 31 March 2014 on mortgage arrears, repossessions and re-structures on family homes.  This shows an overall small decrease in …
  11. FLAC to lead shadow reporting process for ESC covenant Issued 22 May 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| One of FLAC's key aims is to advance international and national standards that promote human rights, which are fundamental to everyone and permeate all areas of law. Ireland …
  12. Publication cover - Dave Ellis Lecture 2013 by Martin O'BrienLaw as a Vehicle for Social Change: 7th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 9 January 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|flac-information|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC held its 7th annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture on 5 December 2013. The guest speaker was Martin O'Brien, Senior Vice President for Programmes at the Atlantic …
  13. Flac Report009Dismay at failure to reform ‘deeply flawed’ state advice scheme on mortgage arrears Issued 17 December 2013 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today expressed its dismay at news that a state scheme providing mortgage arrears advice will continue relatively unchanged, despite the fact that it …
  14. Publication cover - Moving out of Mortgage Arrears_Online October 2013Concerns remain for those in mortgage arrears Issued 28 November 2013 |debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) was glad to see that there was a small reduction in the numbers of family home mortgage accounts in short term arrears in the figures …
  15. Publication cover - 2013 SW&P Bill Joint FLAC NCLC submission_FinalLegal rights groups criticise proposed social welfare law Issued 24 October 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| In a joint submission on the draft law to cement changes to the social welfare code arising from the Budget, two legal rights organisations, Northside Community Law & …
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