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  1. Irish legal profession celebrates inaugural Pro Bono Week and calls for increased participation in pro bono
    Issued 5 November 2019 Tuesday 5 November saw the launch of the first Pro Bono Week in Ireland, a collaboration between leading law firms A&L Goodbody and Arthur Cox and pro bono organisations …
  2. Launch of new report on lessons from a pro bono partnership between Focus Ireland, Mercy Law Resource Centre and A&L Goodbody
    Issued 18 April 2019 Focus Ireland, A&L Goodbody, Mercy Law Resource Centre and the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) today (18th April 2019) launched “Housing Rights and Homelessness: …
  3. President Michael D Higgins opens new FLAC head office in Dublin
    Issued 25 February 2019 A better and more comprehensive system of legal aid, as well as securing the availability of legal aid for cases where none is available, is required to begin to meet the …
  4. PILA is recruiting a Legal Officer – deadline 24 October 2018
    Issued 26 September 2018                     Title:                          Legal Officer Reports to:               PILA & Strategic Development …
  5. 25,817 received legal information and advice in 2017
    Issued 11 September 2018 Top queries: family law, employment law, wills/probate and housing 103 casefiles: housing, social welfare and discrimination Call for wider powers to be given to the Courts …
  6. FLAC has moved to new offices on 85/86 Dorset Street Upper, Dublin 1
    Issued 11 April 2018 After 15 year at 13 Lower Dorset Street, FLAC has moved to a new headquarters in 85/86 Dorset Street Upper, Dublin 1. Our office numbers will remain the same: Main phone …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …

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