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  1. Publication cover - Joint Statement on US immigration pre-clearancePermitting pre-clearance to operate in Ireland may violate Human Rights Issued 30 January 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|  Joint statement from Irish human rights organisations (download statement as PDF)  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  President Trump’s Executive Order adopting a targeted ban on …
  2. 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 …
  3. Publication cover - Annual Report 2015Almost 29,000 people helped with legal advice and information in 2015 Issued 3 October 2016 |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| Top issues: housing, family law, employment law, debt & credit  The continuing impact of austerity in Ireland is borne out by data on legal need for 2015 released by …
  4. Eilis Barry BLFLAC appoints new CEO Issued 27 July 2016 |access-to-justice|flac-information|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Eilis Barry, who will take up the position on 7 September next. Ms Barry is a …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. Stock Image - Scales w/ Books BackgroundNew guides for engaging with international human rights mechanisms published Issued 20 April 2016 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Today, FLAC published two guides which demonstrate the value of shining an international spotlight on domestic human rights issues. The two guides aim to better equip both …
  8. 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 …
  9. Publication cover - Report: Accessing Justice in Hard TimesTime to repair austerity damage to access to justice Issued 25 February 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC is this morning launching research that charts the impact of the recent recession on how people in Ireland accessed justice through the civil legal …
  10. Dec 2015 - Michael Farrell (Dave Ellis)Michael Farrell argues for greater human rights protections Issued 3 December 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Speaking in Dublin this evening (3 December 2015), FLAC’s Senior Solicitor and life-long social justice activist Michael Farrell identified serious weaknesses in the …
  11. Michael FarrellSpeech by Michael Farrell to Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture No 9 Issued 3 December 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| You can download the text of Michael Farrell's address on 'Using the Law to achieve social justice' on the occasion of the 9th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture in Dublin on 3 …
  12. Stock Image - Scales w/ Blue Background11th hour amendment could make Legal Services Bill a tool for widening access to justice Issued 26 November 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| In a submission to Seanad members ahead of today’s debate on the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011, legal rights group FLAC said the Bill as it currently stands does not …
  13. Oct 2015 - CICL GroupOireachtas Committee hears findings from public interest law seminar series Issued 25 November 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality today heard findings from a unique series of seminars examining the connections between legal action and social …
  14. 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 …
  15. 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. …
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