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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. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. 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 …
  7. 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 …
  8. 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 …
  9. 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 …
  10. 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 …

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