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  1. Publication cover - Redressing the Imbalance Executive SummaryConsumer protection on agenda for new Oireachtas term Issued 17 September 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) will mark the first day of the new Dáil term today with a presentation on legal protection for consumers of financial …
  2. 2014- Noeline Blackwell addressing PILA ConferenceFLAC welcomes Conclusions and Recommendations of UN Human Rights Committee Issued 25 July 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC today welcomed the Conclusions and Recommendations issued by the UN’s Human Rights Committee in Geneva following their examination on 14-15 July of the state of civil …
  3. Publication cover - Pre Budget Submission 2015Budget must meet basic fairness standards if government wants people to stand by it Issued 16 July 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Access to justice campaign group FLAC is today calling on the state to produce a budget that people can tolerate by applying basic human rights standards in how it decides to …
  4. Apr 2014 - Paul Joyce JOC FinanceOireachtas committee report on lenders' handling of mortgage arrears is challenge for Finance Minister Issued 8 July 2014 |access-to-justice|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed a comprehensive report from an Oireachtas committee tasked with reviewing the way banks in Ireland handle …
  5. July 2014- Susan Denham, 2013 Annual Report Launch'Rights meaningless without access’ says Chief Justice Issued 7 July 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|legal-information|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Chief Justice Susan Denham today said that rights without access to them are meaningless. Speaking as she launched FLAC’s (Free Legal Advice Centres’) annual report for …
  6. Publication cover - Annual Report 2013More than 27,000 legal queries in 2013 highlight gaps in the legal system Issued 7 July 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|consumer-credit-law-reform|debt-law-reform|flac-information|human-rights-law|legal-information|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC has directly helped some 27,546 people with their legal queries in 2013, according to its annual report for 2013 launched by Chief Justice Susan …
  7. Apr 2009 - Micheal Farrell and Lydia FoyTransgender bill - changes welcome but may still fail human rights standards Issued 19 June 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The revised text of a draft Bill to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender is welcome, says legal rights group FLAC, but warned against any further delay …
  8. FLAC to lead shadow reporting process for ESC covenant Issued 22 May 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| One of FLAC's key aims is to advance international and national standards that promote human rights, which are fundamental to everyone and permeate all areas of law. Ireland …
  9. Publication cover - Dave Ellis Lecture 2013 by Martin O'BrienLaw as a Vehicle for Social Change: 7th Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture Issued 9 January 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|flac-information|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC held its 7th annual Dave Ellis Memorial Lecture on 5 December 2013. The guest speaker was Martin O'Brien, Senior Vice President for Programmes at the Atlantic …
  10. Publication cover - FLAC Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship 20142014 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship Issued 4 December 2013 |flac-information|public-interest-law| FLAC is now welcoming applications from law students, graduates, postgraduates and Law Society students for the 2014 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship. The Fellowship is run in …
  11. Publication cover - Moving out of Mortgage Arrears_Online October 2013Concerns remain for those in mortgage arrears Issued 28 November 2013 |debt-law-reform|public-interest-law| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) was glad to see that there was a small reduction in the numbers of family home mortgage accounts in short term arrears in the figures …
  12. Publication cover - 2013 SW&P Bill Joint FLAC NCLC submission_FinalLegal rights groups criticise proposed social welfare law Issued 24 October 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law|social-welfare-law-reform| In a joint submission on the draft law to cement changes to the social welfare code arising from the Budget, two legal rights organisations, Northside Community Law & …
  13. lydia_outsideOur proposals would make for a better scheme to recognise transgender identity Issued 22 October 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Ireland has taken a further step towards legal recognition of transgender people according to FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) the legal rights group that represents leading …
  14. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyIrish transgender champion Lydia Foy among top European Campaigners of 2013 Issued 25 September 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Long-time transgender campaigner Lydia Foy travels to London tomorrow for the selection of this year’s European Campaigner of the Year.  Ms Foy has been shortlisted as one …
  15. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardLydia Foy Honoured by European Diversity Body Issued 30 August 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy has been shortlisted for Campaigner of the Year for the highly prestigious European Diversity Awards. Ms Foy is one of eight nominees for …
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