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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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. …
  11. 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 …
  12. Generic Image - StairwayEuropean rights body to examine local authority tenants housing complaint Issued 24 March 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Dublin, Paris, 24 March 2015 – A landmark collective complaint against Ireland, which outlines appalling and widespread sub-standard housing issues across 20 Local …
  13. Bryan StevensonRenowned US public interest lawyer delivers FLAC annual lecture Issued 1 December 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed renowned US public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson who will deliver the organisation’s annual lecture this evening in Dublin. …
  14. Publication cover - Our Voice Our RightsUN to be told state failing its duties on ‘everyday’ rights in Ireland Issued 19 November 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| An independent report detailing gaps in how the state is meeting its obligations under an international treaty on economic, social and cultural rights was launched this …
  15. FLACSurvey indicates Budget 2015 will not restore “downgraded” rights Issued 16 October 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A wide-ranging survey of civil society organisations published today indicates that while Budget 2015 may have offered some positive measures for various social groups, it …
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