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

Legal rights group calls for 'legal aid audit' whenever legislation is passed

There should be a "legal aid audit" when any new legislation is passed, the head of legal rights group FLAC has said.

Published 2 October 2019

FLAC appoints Ingrid Colvin as new volunteer and clinics co-ordinator

Legal rights group FLAC has appointed Ingrid Colvin as its new volunteer and clinics co-ordinator.

Published 29 May 2019

Bill to stop banks selling loans without borrowers' permission backed by FLAC

A bill which would stop banks from selling loans to investment funds without borrowers' permission has won backing from legal rights group FLAC.

Published 18 April 2019

Homeless man wins Circuit Court discrimination case over landlord's refusal of HAP tenants

A landlord discriminated against a homeless man by telling him that they would not accept Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), the Circuit Court has ruled.

Published 19 March 2019

Trinity students to mark 50th anniversary of legal rights group FLAC

Students at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) are set to mark the 50th anniversary of legal rights group FLAC with a special meeting to be addressed by three of its four founders.

Published 14 March 2019

FLAC appoints Deirdre Malone as PILA legal manager

Legal rights group FLAC has appointed Deirdre Malone as legal manager of its Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) project.

Published 1 March 2019

President Higgins: Barriers to access to justice 'damaging very fabric of Irish society'

President Michael D. Higgins yesterday warned that barriers to access to justice in Ireland are damaging "the very fabric of our society, entrenching and exacerbating inequality".

Published 26 February 2019