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Legal rights group FLAC has called on Justice Minister Helen McEntee to commit to a "full consultation process" on the recommendations of Mr Justice Peter Kelly's review of the administration of civil justice. The final report of the review group, led by the former High Court president, was publishe

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Legal rights group FLAC has reiterated its call for a retrospectively imposed tax liability on claims for the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) to be dropped. A legal opinion published by FLAC last month warned that the retrospective provisions of section 3 of the Finance Bill 2020 could be

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Over 70 signatories, representing in excess of 2,000 legal professionals, have come together to pledge free legal services for those who need it most. The "Pro Bono Pledge Ireland", a new initiative which asks the legal profession to commit to promoting access to justice by providing free legal assi

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Proposals to retrospectively tax the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment may breach the Constitution, legal rights group FLAC has warned. A legal opinion prepared by FLAC's lawyers in relation to section 3 of the Finance Bill 2020 has been circulated to TDs and Senators ahead of the bill's considera

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The Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), a project of legal rights group FLAC, has provided pro bono support to over 300 NGOs in its first decade, according to a new report. The impact report, covering the period from PILA's establishment in 2009 to 2019, was launched this morning at an online event

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Legal rights group FLAC assisted around 27,000 people last year as it marked its 50th anniversary, according to its latest annual report. Over the course of 2019, FLAC dealt with over 26,995 requests for legal information/advice through its telephone line and its network of 72 legal clinics.

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Legal rights group FLAC has raised concerns over the results of an internal survey of Garda attitudes to ethnic minorities, particularly Travellers. Not a single frontline Garda surveyed on attitudes towards Travellers had a favourable view of the community, according to The Irish Times.

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Legal rights organisation FLAC has challenged the legal basis for sanctioning Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) claimants who travel abroad for holidays. Eilis Barry, CEO of FLAC, wrote to Social Protection Minister Heather Humphries after a number of individuals and NGOs contacted the organ

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Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of solicitor Christopher McCann to provide advocacy and legal representation to the Traveller community. The rights group is launching a dedicated Traveller legal service, supported by the Community Foundation and in co-operation with a steering

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The new government's programme "falls short" on access to justice in a number of key areas, legal rights group FLAC has said. In its new 17-page response to the Programme for Government, FLAC has repeated its call for a "root-and-branch" review of the civil legal aid system.

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A 64-year-old cleaner has won an age and disability discrimination case in the Workplace Relations Commission with support from legal rights group FLAC. The woman, represented by FLAC managing solicitor Sinead Lucey, took proceedings after being dismissed on the grounds of age and ill health from he

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Trinity FLAC has appealed for student volunteers for a summer research project on technology and access to justice. The project, open to students from all years, alumni, Master's students and those on Erasmus, seeks to examine the potential use of IT in the legal sector to further social justice.

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Law centres are facing dramatic increases in calls from workers concerned about their employment rights during the coronavirus pandemic. Community Law and Mediation (CLM), with law centres in Dublin and Limerick, has said it is "at capacity" after a 196 per cent year-on-year increase in consultation

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