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# flac - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Domestic violence, financial demands and pressure: Barrister on giving free legal advice

“I often leave feeling very sorry for someone, but litigation isn’t nice.”

# flac - Monday 21 August, 2017

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

They were awarded compensation ranging from €13,300 to €15,000.

# flac - Monday 31 July, 2017

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

# flac - Monday 12 June, 2017

Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'

This case is just one of 22 being highlighted by the Child Care Law Reporting Project today.

# flac - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes

Figures released to demonstrate the “massive” scale of the mortgage arrears problem, according to one expert.

# flac - Friday 10 March, 2017

''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'

We need to bring in an automatic waiver of the financial contribution towards “free” legal aid in cases of domestic violence, writes Eilis Barry.

# flac - Monday 6 February, 2017

'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland

Legal aid is a hot-topic issue here in the wake of David Drumm’s successful application for same last week.

# flac - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'A very sad case': Addicted and homeless mother fails to be reunited with child

The case is one of twenty published this morning by the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# flac - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Overpaid in social welfare payments? The government will seek you out

Guides have been launched to help people understand their rights when the department comes knocking for their money back.

# flac - Monday 6 July, 2015

Have a noisy neighbour who wrecks your head? Here's what you can do about it

Most of us have had one at some stage.

# flac - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Can apps such as Find my Phone help if your mobile is stolen?

Sometimes but not always – here’s why.

# flac - Monday 7 July, 2014

Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year

The total number of queries to FLAC centres was up more than 10% compared to 2012.

# flac - Thursday 24 April, 2014

FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud

The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.

# flac - Friday 7 March, 2014

The State still puts banking needs ahead of people's rights - FLAC

The Free Legal Advice Centres says boom time soft-touch regulation “persists to this day”

# flac - Monday 16 December, 2013

Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns

The figures are contained in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which also details several high-profile cases.

# flac - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Ireland’s continuing disregard for transgender citizens is inexcusable

As Oireachtas Committee discussions this week focus on the Gender Recognition Bill, we need to remember the human stories behind the proposed legislation, writes Emma Cassidy.

# flac - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Column: Making the poorest pay more is no way to cut waiting lists for legal aid

Reforms announced yesterday in the civil legal aid scheme, including increases in the minimum contributions for applicants, may mean that people who need help to access justice will be excluded, writes Yvonne O’Sullivan.

# flac - Thursday 12 September, 2013

The cost of legal aid has been increased by 160 per cent

The minimum contribution is set to rise from €50 to €130 but parents facing legal action from the HSE over child fare will have their costs waived.

# flac - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Column: Human rights should be placed at the heart of budgetary decisions

Around 6.9 per cent of the Irish population live in consistent poverty; in order to break the cycle and support dignified living, the government needs to listen to the people affected, writes Saoirse Brady.

# flac - Monday 15 July, 2013

Rise in 'accidental landlords' as homeowners rent out properties to cover mortgage costs

FLAC noted a “striking” rise in queries about housing such matters, which were up almost 70 per cent since 2011.

# flac - Monday 15 April, 2013

FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people

While the report expressed concerns over interpreters being present for jury discussion, FLAC have said that deaf and blind people should still be able to take part in non-criminal trials.

# flac - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish

While Ireland will recogise amended birth certificates from other countries, “gender reassignment is not yet recognised” in the country.

# flac - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

# flac - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Free legal advice service sees demand increase

FLAC advice service dealt with over 25,000 queries last year.

# flac - Friday 16 March, 2012

Column: It’s not enough to help people in debt. We must look at the big picture

New legislation will help safeguard people struggling with debt – but they deserve to have their homes protected too, writes Noeleen Blackwell.

# flac - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Column: Ignore the conspiracy theories - the household charge must be paid

There is an increasing amount of gibberish masquerading as legal fact about things like the household charge, writes Fergal Crehan. It’s dangerous and it needs to end.

# flac - Thursday 2 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Consumers warned to wash their salads as ecoli outbreak spreads; Britain prepares for a heatwave as Ireland gets its woollies out; and why one Booker prize winner believes he’s better than any woman writer.

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