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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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. …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. Publication cover - Annual Report 2014Over 28,000 people received legal help in 2014 Issued 6 July 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|flac-information|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald today launched the Annual Report for 2014 of legal rights group FLAC. Launching the report and a guide to the law on …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. Stock Image - DoorknockerBriefing: Mortgage Arrears Figures issued 4 June 2015 Issued 4 June 2015 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| FLAC Briefing Note Central Bank Mortgage Arrears Figures issued 4 June 2015 Quite late into the second quarter of 2015, the Central Bank has today issued finally figures on …
  12. 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 …
  13. 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 …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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 …
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