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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 & …
  3. FLACBudgetary concerns are not limited to a single day Issued 15 October 2013 |civil-legal-aid|debt-law-reform|human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| According to legal rights organisation FLAC, the budget is an on-going, multifaceted process which started before October 15th and will continue to be felt by the Irish …
  4. FLACNeed for social count as well as money count for a workable budget Issued 26 September 2013 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| Today’s report from the Fiscal Advisory Council on the Irish government’s balance sheet is billed as a ‘comprehensive overview’ of where Ireland stands financially …
  5. FLACUpcoming Seanad debates need to consider impact of legislation on over-indebted people Issued 19 June 2013 |debt-law-reform|social-welfare-law-reform| According to the legal rights group FLAC, two pieces of legislation that come up for debate in the Seanad this week will impact particularly heavily on people living on very …
  6. FLACFLAC welcomes Ombudsman's Report on HSE failure to pay award to asylum seeker Issued 12 June 2013 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today welcomed a report from the Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly that highlights serious failings at several different levels by both the Health Service …
  7. Nov 2012- Katherine Zappone Michael Farrell & OthsGovernment losing golden opportunity to reform sub-standard appeals system Issued 8 November 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) says the government has "wasted a golden opportunity" to implement some simple changes to vastly improve a key welfare …
  8. Generic Image - Social Welfare FLACsheetsSeanad motion on social welfare appeals system supports need for change sooner rather than later Issued 7 November 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today called on the government to make some simple changes to improve a key support system for people in Ireland, ahead of a motion being put forward …
  9. Publication cover - Not Fair Enough Executive SummaryTime to reform social welfare appeals system Issued 24 October 2012 |access-to-justice|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC today released a report recommending root-and-branch reform of the country's system for handling social welfare appeals. Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly …
  10. Publication cover - FLAC_NCLC_Submission on Social Welfare Pensions Bill 2012_FINALMortgage supplement changes premature and unsupportive of hard-pressed borrowers Issued 25 April 2012 |debt-law-reform|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) expressed concern today that a proposed change to the Social Welfare Pensions Bill 2012 will remove an essential …
  11. FLACFLAC welcomes report of UN independent expert Issued 20 May 2011 |human-rights-law|social-welfare-law-reform| "Human rights are not a policy option, dispensable during times of economic hardship." The independent legal rights organisation FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) …
  12. FLACFLAC urges consistent and fair decisions in Social Welfare Issued 27 October 2010 |social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC Press Release, Wednesday 27 October 2010 FLAC calls for consistent and fair decisions in Social Welfare FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centres, today made a presentation to …
  13. FLACFLAC calls for consistent and fair decisions in Social Welfare Issued 27 October 2010 |social-welfare-law-reform| FLAC made a presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Social Protection on Wednesday, 27 October. The Committe
  14. FLACFLAC reaction to proposed changes in family law, bankruptcy and civil legal aid Issued 30 August 2010 |debt-law-reform|legal-information|social-welfare-law-reform| Legal rights organisation FLAC has commented on the draft legislation published today by the Department of Justice & Law Reform, the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) …
  15. Publication cover - Joint submission on Social Welfare Bill 2010Joint FLAC/NCLC Release: Proposed social welfare measures are unnecessary and regressive Issued 17 June 2010 |social-welfare-law-reform| Two independent legal rights bodies have condemned changes proposed in the government's latest social welfare bill as "unnecessary and regressive." In a joint …
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