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International human rights lawyer and author Professor Philippe Sands KC will deliver FLAC's annual justice lecture this evening. Professor Sands will launch his latest book, The Last Colony: A Tale of Exile, Justice and Britain’s Colonial Legacy, at the lecture, which is held in memory of Dav

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Legal advice and legal representation should be provided to people struggling with consumer debt, legal rights group FLAC has said. The fourth and final paper in FLAC's "Pillar to Post" series on consumer debt issues is due to be published this evening.

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Legal rights group FLAC has said it is disappointed by a court decision to refuse a widower's pension to a bereaved member of a cohabiting couple with three children, who had lived together in a committed relationship for 20 years but had not married. The High Court last week refused judicial review

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A waste management company which refused to deliver a skip to a halting site has been ordered by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to pay €2,000 in compensation for discriminating against Travellers. A man had contacted the company by phone in February 2021 seeking to hire a skip fo

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A series for legal guides for NGOs across the two jurisdictions on the island of Ireland have been launched by the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), a project of legal rights group FLAC. The first-of-its-kind cross-border project was completed in collaboration with the Public Interest Litigation

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Éilís Barry, chief executive of legal rights group FLAC, has been appointed as an adjunct professor with University College Cork (UCC) School of Law. An expert in anti-discrimination, equality and access to justice, Ms Barry has been working closely with UCC through the Traveller Equal

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The combined impact of the pandemic and increased financial pressure on individuals and households has exacerbated the "ongoing crisis of unmet legal need in this country", the head of legal rights group FLAC has warned. Writing in the foreword to FLAC's annual report for 2021, FLAC chief executive

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The long-awaited review of the civil legal aid scheme will be led by retired Chief Justice Frank Clarke and will commence work this month, the government has announced. The review group – which has been given a year to complete its work – will also have members drawn from those who work

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Legal rights group FLAC has launched a free legal advice and advocacy service for LGBTQI+ people on a pilot basis. The clinic will provide tailored legal advice and information to LGBTQI+ individuals in areas such as family law, gender recognition and access to healthcare.

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A hotel discriminated against a homeless family by refusing to honour a booking unless provided with a credit card, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has ruled. Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the WRC's decisions in four linked discrimination complaints taken by a family against Charlevi

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Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the Irish government's acceptance of four UN recommendations on civil legal aid. Ireland has accepted over 200 recommendations arising from the UN Human Rights Council's recent review of Ireland's human rights record through the universal period review (UPR) mech

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Legal rights group FLAC has reported a "significant increase" in family law queries to its helpline since Christmas. More than a third (35.5 per cent) of all calls to FLAC helplines last week were for family law queries, making it the biggest category, The Irish Times reports.

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EU law expert Gráinne de Búrca will deliver the FLAC Justice Lecture 2021 in memory of Dave Ellis over Zoom this evening. Professor de Búrca is the Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law at NYU School of Law and director of the Hauser Global Law School Program.

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Legal rights group FLAC has warned in a new report of consumer over-indebtedness becoming a long-term problem in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The third of four papers in FLAC's From Pillar to Post series examines issues arising in new and existing consumer debt cases following the pandemic, ba

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