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

Gender recognition process to be simplified for teenagers

The gender recognition process for 16- and 17-year-olds will be simplified under new legislation announced by the Government.

Published 2 December 2019

Root and branch review of civil legal aid scheme 'urgently needed', committee told

A root and branch review of the provision of civil legal aid is urgently needed, the Oireachtas justice committee has heard .

Published 27 November 2019

Mary Robinson commends FLAC for 50 years of providing access to justice

Former president Mary Robinson has commended legal rights group FLAC for creating a community of lawyers who pursue access to justice for those who need its services most.

Published 11 November 2019

Mary Robinson to speak at FLAC 50th anniversary celebrations

Former president Mary Robinson will reflect on her long history with FLAC at the legal rights group's 50th anniversary celebrations on Friday.

Published 6 November 2019

Too many lay litigants in family law proceedings, FLAC warns

Far too many people are representing themselves in family law proceedings, legal rights group FLAC has warned.

Published 25 October 2019