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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. June 2015 - Geneva ICESCR DelegationRound-up: UN examination of Ireland under ICESCR Issued 10 June 2015 |civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Disability, debt, housing, abortion, Direct Provision: UN tackles Irish government on basic rights A top UN body has questioned the Irish government on how it has fulfilled …
  4. June 2015 - Geneva ICESCR DelegationNoeline Blackwell address to UN Committee Issued 8 June 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Oral Presentation:  To the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights By:   Noeline Blackwell on behalf of FLAC (the Free Legal Advice Centres) and the Our Voice …
  5. Lydia FoyLydia Foy wins European Citizens prize Issued 4 June 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Update: Lydia Foy wins European Citizens prize FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres)  welcomes the award of the prestigious European Citizens Prize for Ireland to Dr Lydia Foy to …
  6. Dec 2012 - Lydia Foy with President HigginsIreland now one of most progressive states on Transgender recognition Issued 4 June 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|   Ireland is now one of the “most progressive states in the world” on legal recognition of Transgender people following the government’s amendments to the Gender …
  7. Publication cover - Update to Our Voice Our Rights (May 2015)Government to face UN scrutiny on basic rights Issued 2 June 2015 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A report launched today by the Public Interest Law Alliance of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) gives an updated assessment and analysis from over 80 voluntary organisations …
  8. May 2015 - FIDH Conference SpeakersInternational event examines impact of austerity on basic rights Issued 14 May 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Human rights organisations from all over Europe and Irish bodies working on economic, social and cultural rights issues are meeting in Dublin this morning to examine how …
  9. Government announcement represents some progress on mortgage arrears Issued 13 May 2015 |access-to-justice|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Today’s announcement from government of proposed reforms to assist those in mortgage arrears marks progress and is a recognition that there has been an unfair imbalance in …
  10. Stock Image - Scales of Justice with HandsSurvey: Irish lawyers ready, willing and able to help for social good Issued 16 March 2015 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| The first ever survey on pro bono legal work in Ireland reveals a strong and growing appetite among the legal professions for providing help to those who cannot afford it. …
  11. Generic Image - Rainbow Flag18-year transgender case ends as recognition bill discussed in Seanad Issued 29 January 2015 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The long-running Lydia Foy case ended in the High Court today (Thursday), with  Senior Counsel for Dr Foy, Bill Shipsey SC, telling the court that the case could be struck …
  12. Publication cover - Paper: Owner Occupier Mortgage Arrears-Progress on ResolutionAnalysis of mortgage arrears data shows Government strategy not working Issued 15 January 2015 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| An in-depth analysis of the steps taken by the state and lenders to resolve the owner occupier mortgage arrears crisis indicates that the Government’s current approach is …
  13. Dec 2012 - Lydia Foy with President HigginsFLAC welcomes Gender Recognition Bill after 17-year legal battle Issued 19 December 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Campaigner Lydia Foy speaks of joy over recognition before the law at last  FLAC welcomes today’s publication of the Government’s Gender Recognition Bill, seven years …
  14. Publication cover - Our Voice Our RightsAusterity dominates UN questions for Irish Government Issued 10 December 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Questions raised by a United Nations committee in Geneva this week ask the Irish Government to explain how it is ensuring that the privatisation of water services will not …
  15. homepicture_seesawWider view needed for new mortgage lending rules Issued 9 December 2014 |consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| In regulating how much a person can borrow to buy a house, the State must also take into account not just the Central Bank’s proposals but the wider crises in housing and …
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