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  1. 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 …
  2. 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 …
  3. 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 …
  4. 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 …
  5. FLAC announces Public Interest Litigation Disbursements Grant for law firms
    Issued 18 November 2015 FLAC is pleased to announce a new Public Interest Law Support Fund (the Fund) intended: to preserve and grow an ethos of the strategic use of law and litigation in the public …
  6. A&L Goodbody and Irish Refugee Council win European award for pro bono partnership
    Issued 11 November 2015 A&L Goodbody and the Irish Refugee Council’s Independent Law Centre have won the inaugural European Award for Local Pro Bono Impact, in recognition of their innovative …
  7. Attention law students - Fellowship 2016 now open!
    Issued 7 November 2015 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  8. Launch of Report on Clinical Legal Education in Ireland
    Issued 21 October 2015 Dr Bryan McMahon, retired Judge of the High Court and former part-time Professor of Law at NUI Galway, recently launched a new report, Clinical Legal Education in Ireland: …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …

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