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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 & …
  4. FLACNeed for social count as well as money count for a workable budget Issued 26 September 2013 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Today’s report from the Fiscal Advisory Council on the Irish government’s balance sheet is billed as a ‘comprehensive overview’ of where Ireland stands financially …
  5. FLACFLAC welcomes Ombudsman's Report on HSE failure to pay award to asylum seeker Issued 12 June 2013 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed a report from the Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly that highlights serious failings at several different levels by both the Health Service …
  6. Nov 2012- Katherine Zappone Michael Farrell & OthsGovernment losing golden opportunity to reform sub-standard appeals system Issued 8 November 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) says the government has "wasted a golden opportunity" to implement some simple changes to vastly improve a key welfare …
  7. Generic Image - Social Welfare FLACsheetsSeanad motion on social welfare appeals system supports need for change sooner rather than later Issued 7 November 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today called on the government to make some simple changes to improve a key support system for people in Ireland, ahead of a motion being put forward …
  8. Publication cover - Not Fair Enough Executive SummaryTime to reform social welfare appeals system Issued 24 October 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today released a report recommending root-and-branch reform of the country's system for handling social welfare appeals. Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly …
  9. 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 …
  10. FLACFLAC welcomes report of UN independent expert Issued 20 May 2011 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| "Human rights are not a policy option, dispensable during times of economic hardship." The independent legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) …
  11. FLACNew banking charges will hit low-income customers hardest Issued 17 February 2011 |consumer-credit-law-reform| Regulator must carry out stress-testing of any charges and be empowered to ensure fairness This week another bank will introduce new charges which will negatively impact …
  12. FLACFLAC urges consistent and fair decisions in Social Welfare Issued 27 October 2010 |social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC Press Release, Wednesday 27 October 2010 FLAC calls for consistent and fair decisions in Social Welfare FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centres, today made a presentation to …
  13. FLACFLAC calls for consistent and fair decisions in Social Welfare Issued 27 October 2010 |social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC made a presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection on Wednesday, 27 October. The Committe
  14. Publication cover - Joint submission on Social Welfare Bill 2010Joint FLAC/NCLC Release: Proposed social welfare measures are unnecessary and regressive Issued 17 June 2010 |social-welfare-law-reform| Two independent legal rights bodies have condemned changes proposed in the government's latest social welfare bill as "unnecessary and regressive." In a joint …
  15. FLACNew credit legislation brings no clarity for consumers Issued 14 June 2010 |consumer-credit-law-reform| Despite assurances following regulatory failures, the government has again failed to adequately prioritise consumer interests, said legal rights group FLAC today. This …
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