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  1. Attention law students – Fellowship 2018 now open!
    Issued 28 November 2017 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2018 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  2. Tenants welcome European Committee of Social Rights finding that Ireland has failed to provide adequate housing conditions on local authority estates
    Issued 23 October 2017 Local authority tenants have welcomed a landmark decision by the European Committee of Social Rights, published this morning. The decision has found that Ireland has failed …
  3. 25,700 people received information and legal advice in 2016
    Issued 31 July 2017 Top queries: family law, housing, employment law Welcome for reversal cuts to District Court private practitioner panel Call for end to legal aid fees in Domestic Violence …
  4. Traveller 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. CLM Limerick collaborates with HP Enterprise to launch information leaflet on voluntary care for parents
    Issued 15 December 2016 Limerick-based community law centre Community Law & Mediation have launched an information leaflet for parents who are considering placing their children in voluntary …
  7. FLAC Fellowship in Public Interest Law now open!
    Issued 30 November 2016 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2017 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  8. McCann FitzGerald and PILA collaborate on new data protection handbook for the not-for-profit sector
    Issued 24 November 2016 Leading Irish law firm McCann FitzGerald and the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) today launched a handbook on data protection for NGOs and community organisations. This …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …

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