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  1. FLACTraveller family left without access to sanitation facilities for 6 months wins equality case Issued 25 April 2017 The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has found that a Traveller family was discriminated against by Dublin City Council in accessing maintenance services.   Sallyann …
  2. High Court vindicates right to a secret ballot in elections for people with visual impairment
    Issued 30 March 2017 In an important victory for people with disabilities, the High Court has today found in favour of a man with a visual impairment seeking to vindicate his right to a secret …
  3. Almost 29,000 people helped with legal advice and information in 2015
    Issued 3 October 2016 Top issues: housing, family law, employment law, debt & credit The continuing impact of austerity in Ireland is borne out by data on legal need for 2015 released by legal …
  4. FLAC appoints Eilis Barry as new CEO
    Issued 27 July 2016 Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Eilis Barry, who will take up the position on 7 September next. Ms Barry is a …
  5. More action needed to avoid surge in homelessness for people in deep mortgage arrears
    Issued 17 May 2016 The Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee will hear today from legal rights group FLAC on how the state might avert the threat of homelessness to the 30,000 …
  6. Time to repair austerity damage to access to justice
    Issued 25 February 2016 Legal rights group FLAC is this morning launching research that charts the impact of the recent recession on how people in Ireland accessed justice through the civil legal …
  7. Oireachtas Committee hears findings from public interest law seminar series
    Issued 27 November 2015 The Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence & Equality today heard findings from a unique series of seminars examining the connections between legal action and social …
  8. Public Interest Litigation: Does it work?
    Issued 16 October 2015 Pioneers in public interest litigation spoke at a seminar today (16 October 2015) at Dublin Institute of Technology examining the social impact of public interest litigation …
  9. Legislation needed to ensure energy efficient houses in private rental sector
    Issued 1 October 2015 Greater co-operation between Government departments required to ensure energy affordability for those on low income There is no specific provision in Irish legislation for …
  10. European rights body to examine local authority tenants housing complaint
    Issued 24 March 2015 Dublin, Paris, 24 March 2015 – A landmark collective complaint against Ireland, which outlines appalling and widespread sub-standard housing issues across 20 Local …

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