FLAC



FLAC welcomes plans for civil legal aid review by September

Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed government plans to review the civil legal aid scheme and bring forward proposals for reform by September 2021.

Published 23 February 2021

FLAC Traveller Legal Service wins maximum payout for woman discriminated against by hotel

The new FLAC Traveller Legal Service has won the maximum possible payout for a woman who was discriminated against by a hotel wedding venue.

Published 25 January 2021

FLAC hits out at 'contradictory and confusing explanations' for PUP tax

Legal rights group FLAC has criticised ministers for giving "contradictory and confusing explanations" for the retrospective taxation of the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP).

Published 19 January 2021

FLAC welcomes clarification of Covid PUP rules

Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the introduction of new social welfare regulations addressing some of their concerns and recommendations in relation to the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP).

Published 11 December 2020

FLAC calls for 'full consultation' on civil justice reform proposals

Legal rights group FLAC has called on Justice Minister Helen McEntee to commit to a "full consultation process" on the recommendations of Mr Justice Peter Kelly's review of the administration of civil justice.

Published 8 December 2020

FLAC repeats call for retrospective tax on Covid PUP to be dropped

Legal rights group FLAC has reiterated its call for a retrospectively imposed tax liability on claims for the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) to be dropped.

Published 7 December 2020

Thousands of lawyers committed to 'Pro Bono Pledge'

Over 70 signatories, representing in excess of 2,000 legal professionals, have come together to pledge free legal services for those who need it most.

Published 26 November 2020

Plan to retrospectively tax Covid PUP could be unconstitutional

Proposals to retrospectively tax the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment may breach the Constitution, legal rights group FLAC has warned.

Published 24 November 2020

Public interest law network supported over 300 NGOs in first decade

The Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), a project of legal rights group FLAC, has provided pro bono support to over 300 NGOs in its first decade, according to a new report.

Published 13 October 2020

FLAC assisted around 27,000 people in 50th anniversary year

Legal rights group FLAC assisted around 27,000 people last year as it marked its 50th anniversary, according to its latest annual report.

Published 1 October 2020

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