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  1. 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 …
  2. Attention law students - Fellowship 2015 now open! Issued 3 December 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2015 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  3. Bryan StevensonRenowned US public interest lawyer delivers FLAC annual lecture Issued 1 December 2014 |access-to-justice|civil-legal-aid|human-rights-law| Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed renowned US public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson who will deliver the organisation’s annual lecture this evening in Dublin. …
  4. Apr 2009 - Micheal Farrell and Lydia FoyGovernment states “firm intention” to enact Gender Recognition Bill as Lydia Foy case settled Issued 28 October 2014 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The landmark and long-running Lydia Foy transgender legal case has been settled today following a Government commitment that it is its “firm intention” to introduce a …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  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. 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 …
  10. 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 …
  11. 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 …
  12. 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 …
  13. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardFirst step towards transgender recognition law welcome but government must not blunder on forced divorce Issued 18 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| News that the Irish government has at last produced draft legislation to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender has been welcomed by legal rights group …
  14. FLAC2012 annual report shows busy year as thousands received legal help Issued 15 July 2013 |access-to-justice|flac-information|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC says its annual report for 2012 shows there is not just a fundamental need in Irish society for accessible legal information and advice for …
  15. FLACFLAC Submission on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 8 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Following the publication of an opinion piece by FLAC's Director General Noeline Blackwell in today's Irish Times on legal services reform (Cap on legal case costs would be …
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