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  1. 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. …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. Publication cover - Poster FLAC Fellowship 2016Attention law students - Fellowship 2016 now open! Issued 19 November 2015 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  8. Oct 2015 - CICL GroupPublic Interest Litigation: Does it work? Issued 16 October 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|  Pioneers in public interest litigation spoke at a seminar today (16 October 2015) at Dublin Institute of Technology examining the social impact of public interest …
  9. Oct 2015 - Sylvie Guilaume Lydia Foy Lynn BoylanLydia Foy receives European Citizen’s Prize 2015 Issued 14 October 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Dr Lydia Foy has today (Weds 14 Oct) become the first transgender Irish person to be honoured by the European Parliament.  She has been awarded the Parliament’s highly …
  10. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2016Budget 2016: Government must remember those who are not part of recovery Issued 13 October 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said while there was much to welcome in Budget 2016, its focus on ‘keeping the recovery going’ should not mean it left behind those who have …
  11. Sep 2015 - Group shot with Lydia in centreLydia Foy honoured by European Parliament on day she receives birth certificate Issued 25 September 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| With the final barrier to recognition of her gender removed earlier this month, transgender champion Lydia Foy has this week obtained a birth certificate, giving her full …
  12. Jul 2015 - Lydia and MichaelGender Recognition Act goes live Issued 8 September 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Today (Tues 8 September) it has become possible for the first time for transgender persons to apply to be recognised in their true gender, as the Department of Social …
  13. Jul 2015 - Trans Recog Act 2015 group‘Red letter day’ for transgender rights in Ireland with passing of recognition law Issued 15 July 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes the passing by Seanad Eireann of the Gender Recognition Act which will, for the first time, allow Transgender persons to be …
  14. Publication cover - Annual Report 2014Over 28,000 people received legal help in 2014 Issued 6 July 2015 |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| Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald today launched the Annual Report for 2014 of legal rights group FLAC. Launching the report and a guide to the law on …
  15. Generic Image - UN OHCHR Plaque (Small)UN criticises ‘disproportionate’ state focus on cuts during austerity Issued 22 June 2015 |civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A top UN body has criticised the Irish state for its response to the economic and financial crisis in cutting public expenditure, especially in housing, healthcare, social …
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