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FLAC has given its backing to only one of the two proposed constitutional amendments being put to voters next month, describing the wording of the proposed care amendment as "implicitly sexist". The independent human rights and equality organisation today set out its legal analysis of the extent to

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FLAC has repeated its call for the proposed family and care amendments to the Constitution to bring in "enforceable rights" rather than only symbolic change. The access to justice charity has also urged government ministers to publish draft legislation spelling out proposed new rights for diverse fa

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The wording of the government's proposed constitutional amendments on family and care may remove "offensive" references to women but risk introducing new "harmful stereotypes" about disabled people, an influential legal rights group has warned. FLAC has written to the Taoiseach, the equality ministe

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A hotel has been ordered to pay €11,000 to a family who suffered unlawful anti-Traveller discrimination when they were refused access for confirmation celebrations. Margaret O'Sullivan, her sister and her partner, who were represented by FLAC, made discrimination complaints to the Workplace Rel

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Legal rights charity FLAC has said it "unequivocally supports" next week's one-day strike by criminal barristers. The Bar Council has called on criminal barristers to withdraw services on 3 October 2023 to pile pressure on government ministers over fee restoration, with fees remaining below 2002 lev

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Legal rights group FLAC is seeking lawyers to volunteer in its free legal advice clinics. Those qualified to practice law in Ireland who are looking for an exciting new challenge this autumn and have two hours to spare each month are invited to fill out FLAC's short expression of interest form.

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At least 4,400 people were unable to get through to FLAC's telephone line in 2022 due to overwhelming demand, the independent legal, equality and human rights organisation's latest annual report reveals. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, the former Chief Justice and chair of the civil legal aid review group,

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The Supreme Court will tomorrow begin hearing arguments on the timing of its proposed declaration on the unconstitutionality of the laws governing elections for Seanad University Panels. In April this year, the court ruled that the Oireachtas had failed to meet a constitutional obligation to extend

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Dunnes has been ordered to pay a total of €6,000 to two Roma women who were expelled from one of its Dublin stores after a court ruled that they were discriminated against on the ground of race in an Irish legal first. Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the Circuit Court judgment handed down

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The Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the constitutionality of the laws governing elections for Seanad University Panels. The legal proceedings were brought by a graduate of the University of Limerick who claimed that the Oireachtas had failed to meet a constitutional obligation to extend the

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FLAC has responded to comments made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in which he repeatedly advised tenants facing eviction to contact FLAC. During Leaders' Questions this week, Mr Varadkar said that "FLAC or others... can outline to [those faced with a notice of termination] what their best options a

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Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the publication of the government's "significant and ambitious" new National Action Plan Against Racism. The plan, which covers the period from 2023 to 2027, was published by ministers yesterday alongside an implementation plan for the first year.

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Law firms Arthur Cox and McCann FitzGerald have been recognised for their volunteer work with legal rights group FLAC during the Covid-19 pandemic. FLAC honoured its "Covid Clinic Champions" at its annual justice lecture, which was delivered by Professor Philippe Sands KC.

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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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