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  1. 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. …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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. …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. Generic Image - StairwayFirst ‘social recovery’ budget will not restore eroded public services, but Gov’t has opportunity for fresh start Issued 14 October 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Despite its vaunted ‘social justice’ element, Budget 2015 fails to fully address the emaciation of public services stretched beyond measure by serial austerity drives. …
  8. Generic Image - FLAC BannerPut focus on ordinary people in long-awaited reform of credit and insolvency Issued 7 October 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| Two important news items this morning underline the urgent need to regulate the credit industry in Ireland appropriately, says legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice …
  9. Generic Image - FLAC BannerGovernment must finally grasp nettle of long-term arrears cases Issued 2 September 2014 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| Figures released this morning by the Central Bank again show an overall reduction in the number of homes in mortgage arrears in the second quarter of 2014. However legal …
  10. FLACTranscript of the pre-budget submission FLAC's Yvonne O'Sullivan made to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Debate on Wednesday 16 July 2014 Issued 24 July 2014 |access-to-justice|flac-information|human-rights-law|legal-information| I thank the committee for inviting FLAC to make a presentation on its pre-budget submission. The Oireachtas and its standing committees play a vital role in overseeing the …
  11. Generic Image - Four CourtsLong-term mortgage arrears a greater concern than ever Issued 5 June 2014 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| The Central Bank has today issued its report to 31 March 2014 on mortgage arrears, repossessions and re-structures on family homes.  This shows an overall small decrease in …
  12. FLAC New human rights blueprint will enhance Ireland’s foreign policy Issued 24 January 2014 |human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the launch of a new initiative to help Ireland uphold basic human rights standards in its foreign policy …
  13. homepicture_seesawProposed changes to under-used insolvency system do not go far enough Issued 10 January 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law| It is reported today that the Minister for Justice & Equality Alan Shatter TD plans to introduce an insolvency protocol similar to the one applying to IVAs (individual …
  14. FLACFLAC and FIDH statement on death of Nelson Mandela Issued 6 December 2013 |flac-information|human-rights-law| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) is today joining with 177 other member organisations of the FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) world-wide to pay tribute to …
  15. FLACBudgetary concerns are not limited to a single day Issued 15 October 2013 |civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| According to legal rights organisation FLAC, the budget is an on-going, multifaceted process which started before October 15th and will continue to be felt by the Irish …
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