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  1. FLACDraft debt resolution scheme is a significant advance Issued 25 January 2012 |debt-law-reform| FLAC said on 25 January 2012 that the publication of a draft debt resolution scheme today is a significant advance to address the problems of seriously over indebted …
  2. FLACFLAC: Disappointment at further delays on insolvency bill Issued 20 January 2012 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Following reports that the government seeks to defer the publication of new bankruptcy laws by a further month to the end of April 2012, Noeline Blackwell, Director General …
  3. FLACNew Home Mortgage Arrears Figures - Still No Effective Action, says FLAC Issued 18 November 2011 |debt-law-reform| Figures released today by the Central Bank in relation to residential mortgage arrears come a year and a day after the Cooney Expert Group on Mortgage Arrears issued its …
  4. Publication cover - Joint Statement_9 principles to overcome debtNational organisations present key principles to overcome personal debt and mortgage arrears crisis Issued 19 October 2011 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| A grouping of national organisations which advocate for people struggling with debt problems, including families at risk of losing their homes, warned today that the …
  5. FLACMortgage arrears report lacks the urgency felt by over-indebted people Issued 12 October 2011 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC said today that it was disappointed that a government-appointed group had failed to specifically acknowledge the range of problems besetting people in …
  6. FLACMinister's comments signal new action on debt Issued 30 August 2011 |debt-law-reform| Today's reported comments by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan that additional measures were required to tackle the growing problem of mortgage debt and that matters had to …
  7. FLACTroubled mortgage countdown: One in 10, one in 9, one in 8... Issued 29 August 2011 |debt-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said it was "not surprised" by Central Bank figures showing that mortgage arrears were continuing to mount and declared that the …
  8. FLACFLAC wins appeal against decision of Financial Services Ombudsman Issued 27 July 2011 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| In a decision in the High Court this morning, Judge Hanna found that the practice of some Finance Companies in refusing to accept back cars where Hire Purchase agreements …
  9. FLACFLAC welcomes steps on law reforms Issued 24 June 2011 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| FLAC welcomes the early introduction of a new Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill. The Bill, which was due to be introduced in the autumn of 2011 has been brought …
  10. FLACLegal rights group says better system for debt an urgent essential Issued 2 June 2011 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) today released its Annual Report for 2010. Demand for information and advice from FLAC's network of free legal advice clinics, provided by …
  11. FLACFLAC reaction to frustration of Master of High Court Issued 12 May 2011 |debt-law-reform| The frustration felt by the Master of the High Court, Master Edmund Honohan, at the lack of an effective legal system for people who are seriously over indebted is also a …
  12. FLACHomeowners are under immense stress too Issued 31 March 2011 |debt-law-reform| "On foot of the bank 'stress tests,' there continues to be a lack of focus on struggling homeowners" The latest round of stress tests on Irish Banks and financial …
  13. FLACFLAC reaction to new mortgage arrears figures 28 Feb 2011 Issued 28 February 2011 |debt-law-reform| FLAC Press Advisory, Monday 28th February 2011. Dublin. Following on the release by the Financial Regulator of the Central Bank of new figures for mortgage arrears on family …
  14. FLACFLAC publishes guide to improved Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears Issued 18 January 2011 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|legal-information| "The focus must be to keep people in their homes" The independent legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has issued guidelines to assist …
  15. FLACFLAC calls for Dynamic Debt Settlement System Issued 16 December 2010 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform| In a society where credit has become the main driver of consumer spending, there has been an unacceptable failure by government to change the law to reflect that change in …
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