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Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed a High Court ruling clarifying the obligations of housing authorities to process housing applications within the statutory time limits prescribed. The case, in which FLAC acted for the applicants, concerned an older couple suffering from various health conditions

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Election candidates have been challenged by legal rights group FLAC to commit to supporting a "right to justice" for those on low incomes. The group is asking candidates to pledge they will work to ensure adequate resourcing of civil legal aid and will back a "root and branch" review of the legal ai

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A key UN committee has backed calls for Ireland's civil legal aid scheme to be expanded to help combat racial discrimination in employment and welfare. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued its recommendations to the Government following a formal examination of Stat

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A new coalition of legal bodies, charities and NGOs has launched a campaign calling on the Government to immediately allocate the funding necessary to develop a dedicated family law courts complex at the Hammond Lane site. The "Courting Disaster" campaign involves the Law Society of Ireland, The Bar

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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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