Share

Related News - Public Interest Law

  1. 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. …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. FLACNeed for social count as well as money count for a workable budget Issued 26 September 2013 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Today’s report from the Fiscal Advisory Council on the Irish government’s balance sheet is billed as a ‘comprehensive overview’ of where Ireland stands financially …
  11. Thomas HammarbergWe need human rights standards to rebalance society in austerity Issued 13 December 2012 |human-rights-law| One of Europe's most respected human rights champions has today spoken out against the relentless drive to austerity, saying that Ireland needs to rebalance itself by …
  12. FLACMaintaining basic standards will steer Irish society through recession Issued 5 July 2012 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Today Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD opens the Dáil debate on the Personal Insolvency Bill. Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) which will be in …
  13. FLACThe proposed merger of the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority Issued 1 June 2012 |human-rights-law|legal-information| A paper presented by FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell at the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) seminar on anti-discrimination bodies, June 2012
  14. FLACIndependence of new body the key to ensuring equality and human rights Issued 20 April 2012 |human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the strong call for a new Human Rights & Equality Commission to be fully independent of government. …
  15. FLACTransgender woman in civil partnership Issued 22 February 2012 |human-rights-law| A transgender woman has officially entered a civil partnership with her female partner in Ireland. The registration ceremony, which took place some time ago, amounts to legal …
(148 items)

Share