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  1. FLACFLAC Conference on the legal implications of the Public Sector Duty in Irish law Issued 4 October 2018 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Friday 19th October, Morrison Hotel, Lower Ormond Quay FLAC Conference: The legal implications of the Public Sector Duty in Irish law FLAC is delighted to invite you to our …
  2. FLACFLAC Conference on the legal implications of the public sector duty in Irish law Issued 2 August 2018 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Save the date: Friday 19th October FLAC Conference on the legal implications of the public sector duty in Irish law FLAC is delighted to invite you to our conference on the …
  3. FLACTraveller family left without access to sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Issued 25 April 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that a Traveller family was discriminated against by Dublin City Council in accessing maintenance services.   Sallyann …
  4. Flags_onu_geneva palais des nations wikimediaWelcome for UN call to abolish civil legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence Issued 6 March 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| An expert United Nations body on women’s rights has today published a comprehensive blueprint for government action to advance gender equality in Ireland, including an …
  5. Generic Image - Human Rights Law IconNew legal protections on domestic violence require additional resources for legal aid Issued 13 February 2017 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Representatives of legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) are at the United Nations HQ in Geneva today to raise concerns about the enforcement of women’s …
  6. Generic Image - Four CourtsFLAC welcomes High Court judgment finding excessive delay in determining protection application for family in Direct Provision Issued 3 February 2017 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) welcomes today’s decision of the High Court to award compensation to a mother for the delay in determining her application for subsidiary …
  7. budgetingBudget 2017: Welcome relief for vulnerable groups but fairer budget process must come soon Issued 11 October 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today said that while it welcomed the basic welfare increases that will benefit many vulnerable segments of society in Budget 2017, it regretted that …
  8. Eilis Barry BLFLAC appoints new CEO Issued 27 July 2016 |access-to-justice|flac-information|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Eilis Barry, who will take up the position on 7 September next. Ms Barry is a …
  9. Generic Image - Social Welfare QueueHigh success rate of social welfare appeals suggests issues with original decision-making Issued 20 May 2016 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| A new report reveals that a high number of social welfare decisions are being overturned on appeal, prompting concerns around the original refusal of welfare payment …
  10. Generic Image - UN OHCHR PlaqueUPR: Ireland under international scrutiny at UN hearing today Issued 11 May 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Other UN member states are putting tough questions on Ireland’s human rights track record to a government delegation at a UN hearing in Geneva today, including our failure …
  11. Stock Image - Scales w/ Books BackgroundNew guides for engaging with international human rights mechanisms published Issued 20 April 2016 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law| Today, FLAC published two guides which demonstrate the value of shining an international spotlight on domestic human rights issues. The two guides aim to better equip both …
  12. Stock Image - Equality NoticeboardFLAC welcomes European anti-racism body’s call on welfare decisions and Travellers Issued 3 March 2016 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|legal-information|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC today backed a call by the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) for the Social Welfare Appeals Office to publish the …
  13. Publication cover - Report: Accessing Justice in Hard TimesTime to repair austerity damage to access to justice Issued 25 February 2016 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC is this morning launching research that charts the impact of the recent recession on how people in Ireland accessed justice through the civil legal …
  14. Stock Image - Scales w/ Blue Background11th hour amendment could make Legal Services Bill a tool for widening access to justice Issued 26 November 2015 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| In a submission to Seanad members ahead of today’s debate on the Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011, legal rights group FLAC said the Bill as it currently stands does not …
  15. Stock Image - EurosState must end age discrimination against young people on social welfare Issued 24 November 2015 |human-rights-law|legal-information|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton that her Department plans a review into the impact …
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