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Last month
February 2024
Legal body FLAC criticises ‘sexist’, 'ineffective' care amendment ahead of referendum
This year
2024
Man entitled to widower's pension despite not being married to partner, Supreme Court rules
Johnny O’Meara said today’s ruling will help many other families in similar situations.
Supreme Court ruling in widower's pension case could have implications for referendum
Referendums: Flac suggests changing 'durable relationships' wording, warns about misinformation
The Free Legal Advice Centre says the proposed changes, as currently worded, are “symbolic” and “will not deliver meaningful enforceable rights”.
Last year
2023
Government has two years to expand Seanad electorate, Supreme Court rules
Over 4,400 people unable to access FLAC's telephone line last year due to 'overwhelming demand'
Free Legal Advice Centre says Taoiseach's claims on evictions do not reflect 'legal reality'
‘It’s endemic’: Prevalence of racism in Irish workplaces at record levels
All time
Council's housing chief 'loath' to axe need for homeless to require local link for emergency beds
Supermarket chain Iceland to pay €12,000 to Travellers over discrimination claim at Irish store
Bethany Home survivor 'highly concerned' by legal delays as State seeks more time to respond
Bethany Home survivor Derek Leinster lodges legal proceedings against Irish State
Nearly 12,500 calls last year for free legal advice - with big increase in employment concerns
DAA case to have Travellers moved from airport runway exclusion zone resolved
Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus
'No clear legal basis' to remove PUP for those holidaying abroad, says legal advice group
'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction
High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme
'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system
Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions
Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland
Domestic violence, financial demands and pressure: Barrister on giving free legal advice
Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord
Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee
Sexually abused siblings lived in 'succession of very dirty, chaotic houses'
Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes
''Free' legal aid isn't free; people are staying in domestic violence situations because they can't afford it'
'Until you've stood in those shoes, you can't understand' - how free legal aid works in Ireland
'A very sad case': Addicted and homeless mother fails to be reunited with child
Overpaid in social welfare payments? The government will seek you out
Have a noisy neighbour who wrecks your head? Here's what you can do about it
Can apps such as Find my Phone help if your mobile is stolen?
Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year
FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud
The State still puts banking needs ahead of people's rights - FLAC
Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns
Column: Ireland’s continuing disregard for transgender citizens is inexcusable