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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. Generic Image - Social Welfare QueueHigh success rate of social welfare appeals suggests issues with original decision-making Issued 20 May 2016 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A new report reveals that a high number of social welfare decisions are being overturned on appeal, prompting concerns around the original refusal of welfare payment …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. Generic Image - Leaflets & BooksFailure to deal with top-up loans leaves burden on poorest families Issued 16 June 2015 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform| It is reported today that the Financial Services Ombudsman’s Bureau has upheld a complaint by a Donegal couple who complained about their loan from a leading moneylender …
  9. Publication cover - Moneylending and the Law - September 2007Guide to moneylending & the law Issued 16 June 2015 |consumer-credit-law-reform| We are re-posting a link to our Guide to Moneylending & the Law in the wake of a report by Charlie Weston of the Iris
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. Publication cover - Redressing the Imbalance Executive SummaryConsumer protection on agenda for new Oireachtas term Issued 17 September 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) will mark the first day of the new Dáil term today with a presentation on legal protection for consumers of financial …
  15. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2015Budget must meet basic fairness standards if government wants people to stand by it Issued 16 July 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Access to justice campaign group FLAC is today calling on the state to produce a budget that people can tolerate by applying basic human rights standards in how it decides to …
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