FLAC



FLAC raises concerns over Garda survey showing negative view of Travellers

Legal rights group FLAC has raised concerns over the results of an internal survey of Garda attitudes to ethnic minorities, particularly Travellers.

Published 21 August 2020

FLAC challenges legal basis for sanctioning Covid PUP claimants

Legal rights organisation FLAC has challenged the legal basis for sanctioning Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) claimants who travel abroad for holidays.

Published 29 July 2020

First dedicated legal service aims to 'vindicate and realise' Travellers' rights

A first-ever dedicated legal service for the Traveller community has been launched by legal rights group FLAC to help "vindicate and realise" their rights.

Published 27 July 2020

FLAC appoints Christopher McCann to provide Traveller legal services

Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of solicitor Christopher McCann to provide advocacy and legal representation to the Traveller community.

Published 14 July 2020

Programme for Government 'falls short' on access to justice

The new government's programme "falls short" on access to justice in a number of key areas, legal rights group FLAC has said.

Published 6 July 2020

Cleaner dismissed on grounds of age and ill health wins case with support from FLAC

A 64-year-old cleaner has won an age and disability discrimination case in the Workplace Relations Commission with support from legal rights group FLAC.

Published 26 June 2020

FLAC promotes Ingrid Colvin to national volunteers and clinics manager

Legal rights group FLAC has announced the promotion of Ingrid Colvin to national volunteers and clinics manager.

Published 15 June 2020

Trinity FLAC appeals for student volunteers for technology research project

Trinity FLAC has appealed for student volunteers for a summer research project on technology and access to justice.

Published 3 June 2020

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

Next government urged to commit to 'root and branch review' of civil legal aid

The next government should commit to a root and branch review of the civil legal aid scheme, legal rights group FLAC has said.

Published 17 April 2020

Ruling on housing application time limits welcomed by FLAC

Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed a High Court ruling clarifying the obligations of housing authorities to process housing applications within the statutory time limits prescribed.

Published 13 March 2020

Election candidates challenged to commit to access to justice

Election candidates have been challenged by legal rights group FLAC to commit to supporting a "right to justice" for those on low incomes.

Published 23 January 2020

UN calls for expansion of Ireland's civil legal aid scheme to combat racism

A key UN committee has backed calls for Ireland's civil legal aid scheme to be expanded to help combat racial discrimination in employment and welfare.

Published 16 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

Lack of legal aid depriving people from ethnic minorities of their rights, FLAC tells UN

The lack of legal aid for racial discrimination and harassment claims in Ireland is depriving people from ethnic minority backgrounds of their rights, FLAC will tell UN experts today.

Published 2 December 2019