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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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Mortgage lenders have too much control over outcomes under resolution processes introduced since the global financial crisis, legal rights group FLAC has said. In the second of a series of four papers, FLAC examines the difficult question of family home mortgage arrears, a problem that continues to

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Two human rights groups will discuss Traveller-specific accommodation issues today at a meeting with the joint Oireachtas committee on key issues affecting the Traveller community. The committee will hear from representatives from the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) and the Irish Human Rights and E

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Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of Ruth Kilcullen as the co-ordinator of its new equal access project. The EU-funded initiative aims to improve access to justice for people who are subjected to racial discrimination by providing training to advocates and conducting relevant res

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There is an urgent need for debt law and credit law reform in light of the impact of Covid-19 on levels of household debt in Ireland, legal rights group FLAC has said. FLAC today published the first in a series of four papers, to be published over the course of the summer, which will look at how cas

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Employment and family law issues dominated calls to legal rights group FLAC's information line last year as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Ireland. Chief Justice Frank Clarke paid tribute to FLAC this morning as he launched its 2020 annual report at a virtual event, saying "never was the work of

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Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of David Fennelly BL as its new chairperson. Mr Fennelly, who succeeds Peter Ward SC, is a practising barrister and assistant professor in law at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

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Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of Danielle Curtis as a legal officer in its Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) project. Ms Curtis will work closely with new and existing NGOs, community groups, and independent law centres to identify areas of unmet legal need, as well as coll

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Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed government plans to review the civil legal aid scheme and bring forward proposals for reform by September 2021. The review is one of the 240 actions set out yesterday by the Department of Justice in the first of its planned series of annual justice plans, though

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