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  1. FLACFLAC statement: Insolvency Service of Ireland now accepting insolvency applications Issued 9 September 2013 |debt-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has welcomed the commencement of potential debt rescheduling arrangements provided for under the personal insolvency legislation, signed into …
  2. FLACLenders gain more control than ever under new Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears Issued 27 June 2013 |debt-law-reform| Viewed in its entirety, the revised Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears announced today (Thursday 27 June 2013) seems to be a set of rules designed to allow lenders to speed …
  3. FLACNew law to licence personal insolvency practitioners will exclude 'poorer' debtors Issued 25 June 2013 |debt-law-reform| Legal rules issued today to provide for the licensing of Personal Insolvency Practitioners by the Insolvency Service of Ireland will finally allow debtors to start their …
  4. Generic Image - Noeline at FLAC front door‘Tougher than ever’ context for households in arrears means less dramatic increase is cause for deep worry Issued 21 June 2013 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) warns that the context for the steady increase in mortgage arrears is one where borrowers in trouble still lack any …
  5. FLACUpcoming Seanad debates need to consider impact of legislation on over-indebted people Issued 19 June 2013 |debt-law-reform|social-welfare-law-reform| According to the legal rights group FLAC, two pieces of legislation that come up for debate in the Seanad this week will impact particularly heavily on people living on very …
  6. Dec 2012 - Volunteers (Dave Ellis)Pressing need for clear information & advice for consumers on personal debt options Issued 16 May 2013 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today hosts an information event on 'Moving out of Personal Debt: How to use the new legal infrastructure on personal debt …
  7. Generic Image - Noeline at FLAC front doorBalance lender powers with consumer protections in reforming repossessions law Issued 30 April 2013 |debt-law-reform| As a relatively small but very important piece of law is being proposed to effectively make it easier for lenders to process repossessions through the courts, legal rights …
  8. FLACStatement on Launch of Insolvency Service of Ireland Issued 18 April 2013 |debt-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the issue of guidelines on minimum income and the regulations on Personal Insolvency Practitioners as necessary forerunners to the …
  9. FLACAmend Code to give borrowers stronger hand in dealings with banks Issued 10 April 2013 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform| How banks treat borrowers in mortgage arrears on their family home is the focus today of the Central Bank in its review of a code of conduct for lenders. Legal rights group …
  10. FLACMortgage arrears strategy needs active oversight to deliver on promise of sustainable results Issued 13 March 2013 |debt-law-reform| Mortgage arrears strategy needs active oversight to deliver on promise of sustainable results  Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) says the litmus test of …
  11. FLACMore people in debt - but no corresponding rise in protection for them Issued 7 March 2013 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Two reports issued by the Central Bank this week highlight further concerns for those who are seriously over-indebted, according to legal rights group, FLAC.  The …
  12. FLACScepticism over new IBF debt protocol Issued 18 February 2013 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Article published in the Irish Examiner, 4 February 2013. Reprinted here by kind permission. With the provision of the long-awaited personal insolvency legislation just …
  13. FLACFLAC urges caution on banking sector initiative for voluntary debtor deals Issued 31 January 2013 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today expressed its concerns around yesterday's announcement by the Irish Banking Federation of a new initiative …
  14. FLACNew insolvency law very welcome, but time will tell if it will be effective Issued 20 December 2012 |debt-law-reform| While welcoming the passage through the Oireachtas of Personal Insolvency legislation as a desperately needed development, legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) …
  15. FLACFrightening depth revealed in mortgage arrears figures Issued 13 December 2012 |debt-law-reform| For the thirteenth consecutive quarter, the Central Bank has today released figures that show yet another increase in the level of mortgage arrears that affect people's …
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