Community Law & Mediation



Law centres report rising demand for employment matters

Law centres are facing dramatic increases in calls from workers concerned about their employment rights during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 June 2020

Oireachtas committee's inquiry into legal aid shelved by election

The Oireachtas justice committee's inquiry into access to justice and legal costs has lapsed as a result of the Dáil's dissolution for the general election.

Published 29 January 2020

Rose Wall: Housing Bill flies in the face of environmental democracy

Rose Wall, chief executive of Community Law & Mediation (CLM), examines the impact of the Housing Bill currently under consideration by the Oireachtas.

Published 7 January 2020

Community Law & Mediation: Legal aid too 'limited and under-resourced'

The current model of legal aid is limited and under-resourced, Community Law & Mediation (CLM) has told an Oireachtas committee.

Published 11 December 2019

Coalition calls for immediate funding for dedicated family law courts complex

A new coalition of legal bodies, charities and NGOs has launched a campaign calling on the Government to immediately allocate the funding necessary to develop a dedicated family law courts complex at the Hammond Lane site.

Published 10 December 2019

Coolock students ‘trial’ a career in law

Students from Mercy College Coolock took part in a ‘mock court’ competition in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law this week, marking the conclusion of the Legal Eagles schools project, a 10-week education programme on the legal system run by Community Law & Mediation.

Published 26 November 2019

Increasing demand for free employment law services 'highlights limits of legal aid'

A community-based law centre has said increasing demand for its free legal services in the area of employment law has highlighted the limitations of the civil legal aid scheme.

Published 30 October 2019

Free employment law advice clinic for women launched in Dublin

A free employment law advice clinic for women has been set up by the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) in partnership with Community Law & Mediation (CLM).

Published 10 October 2019

Community Law & Mediation delivered 1,360 hours of mediation last year

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) delivered 1,360 hours of free mediation services last year, helping to resolve more than 150 disputes.

Published 8 October 2019