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The gender recognition process for 16- and 17-year-olds will be simplified under new legislation announced by the Government. Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said she will seek to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2015 in response to the findings of a review group which reported back last s

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Former president Mary Robinson has commended legal rights group FLAC for creating a community of lawyers who pursue access to justice for those who need its services most. Mrs Robinson, the current chair of The Elders and a former FLAC volunteer, was the guest of honour at the organisation’s 5

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Former president Mary Robinson will reflect on her long history with FLAC at the legal rights group's 50th anniversary celebrations on Friday. The special event, incorporating the Annual Dave Ellis Memorial, will look back at FLAC throughout the decades and thank all those who have helped to improve

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Far too many people are representing themselves in family law proceedings, legal rights group FLAC has warned. The Oireachtas justice committee yesterday published its report on the family law system, which chairman Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin said made “abundantly clear that the

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Legal rights group FLAC has appointed Ingrid Colvin as its new volunteer and clinics co-ordinator. Ms Colvin, who has worked in the community and voluntary sector for over 20 years, will build volunteer capacity in FLAC clinics in Dublin and Cork, through working with local Citizens Information Cent

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A bill which would stop banks from selling loans to investment funds without borrowers' permission has won backing from legal rights group FLAC. Chief executive Eilis Barry and senior policy analyst Paul Joyce gave evidence on Sinn Féin's No Consent, No Sale Bill 2019 to the joint Oireachtas

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Students at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are set to mark the 50th anniversary of legal rights group FLAC with a special meeting to be addressed by three of its four founders. FLAC was founded in 1969 by four law students - David Byrne, Denis McCullough, Ian Candy and Vivian Lavan - after they were i

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Legal rights group FLAC has appointed Deirdre Malone as legal manager of its Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) project. Ms Malone, who has previously worked as a barrister in private practice, stepped down as executive director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) earlier this month in order to

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