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  1. Emily O'Reilly Speaking Speirs271117Dublin065Speech by Emily O'Reilly to the 11th Annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 28 November 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| ANNUAL DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE - ACCESS TO JUSTICE Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman 27 November 2017 Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests I’m both pleased and …
  2. Stock Image - Flats (Housing)Tenants Welcome European Committee of Social Rights Finding That Ireland Has Failed To Provide Adequate Housing Conditions on Local Authority Estates Issued 23 October 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Local authority tenants have welcomed a landmark decision by the European Committee of Social Rights that has found that Ireland has failed to take sufficient and timely …
  3. Stock Image - Equality Noticeboard‘Model tenants’ awarded substantial compensation for discrimination by landlord on housing assistance ground Issued 21 August 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC today welcomed the finding of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that three tenants had been discriminated against by their landlord when the landlord refused to …
  4. Publication cover - Annual Report 201625,700 people received information and legal advice in 2016 Issued 31 July 2017 |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 queries: family law, housing, employment law Welcome for reversal cuts to District Court private practitioner panel Call for end to legal aid fees in Domestic Violence …
  5. four courts side angleUPDATE: Robbie Sinnott case on voting for visually impaired people Issued 2 May 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The State was ordered by the High Court on Friday 28 April to pay the legal costs of Robbie Sinnott, a visually impaired man seeking to vindicate his right to vote privately …
  6. RobbieSinnottPILAConferenceHigh Court vindicates right to a secret ballot in elections for people with visual impairment Issued 30 March 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| In an important victory for people with disabilities, the High Court has today found in favour of a man with a visual impairment seeking to vindicate his right to a secret …
  7. Generic Image - Four CourtsUS privacy group informs High Court on adequacy of US law in protecting EU citizens’ data Issued 1 March 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The High Court heard today from US non-governmental organisation EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center) in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook & …
  8. Generic Image - Irish Flag at Four CourtsCompensation awarded for excessive delay in determining protection application for family in Direct Provision Issued 17 February 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes today’s ruling to compensate a mother  who experienced excessive delay in processing her application for subsidiary protection, …
  9. Generic Image - Irish Flag at Four CourtsOverview: Data Protection Commissioner vs Facebook Ireland Ltd & Anor Issued 7 February 2017 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Overview of case involving several amici curiae/friends of the court, including the US government and EPIC, a US privacy NGO (represented by FLAC) Since 7 February 2017, the …
  10. 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 …
  11. Peter Ward at 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture, 7 December 2016Introduction to 10th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 8 December 2016 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| DAVE ELLIS MEMORIAL LECTURE 2016 INTRODUCTION TO THE LECTURE BY JUSTICE EDWIN CAMERON, JUSTICE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court OF SOUTH AFRICA PETER WARD SC, CHAIRPERSON FLAC …
  12. Publication cover - FLAC Fellowship 2017Fellowship 2017 now open! Issued 30 November 2016 |public-interest-law| Attention law students –  FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2017 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law …
  13. McCannFitzGerald_PILA_2New legal resource for NGOs on data protection through pro bono legal initiative Issued 25 November 2016 |public-interest-law|  Leading Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald and the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) today launched a handbook on data protection for NGOs and community organisations. …
  14. 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 …
  15. May 2016 - JOC Paul SineadLucey Eithne CiaránMore action needed to avoid surge in homelessness among people in deep mortgage arrears Issued 17 May 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| The Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee will hear today from legal rights group FLAC on how the state might avert the threat of homelessness to the 30,000 …
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