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# flac - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Roma woman wrongfully accused of failing to pay fare and thrown off Dublin Bus

Oct 1st 2020, 6:15 AM 87,993 Views 57 Comments

The woman and a friend who was with her at the time received a substantial settlement.

# flac - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'No clear legal basis' to remove PUP for those holidaying abroad, says legal advice group
# Welfare Payments
# Welfare Payments

'No clear legal basis' to remove PUP for those holidaying abroad, says legal advice group

Jul 28th 2020, 8:50 PM 23,439 Views 70 Comments

The chief executive of Flac today wrote to Heather Humphreys to request the suspension of this policy.

# flac - Friday 26 June, 2020

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
# WRC
# WRC

'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness

Jun 26th 2020, 10:15 AM 27,070 Views 0 Comments

The woman took a discrimination case against her employer, a residential disability service.

# flac - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
# July Provision
# July Provision

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

Oct 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,694 Views 17 Comments

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# flac - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction
# Housing
# Housing

RTB orders landlord to pay €13,000 to family after illegal eviction

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:02 PM 43,742 Views 86 Comments

The couple and their three children became homeless after the eviction.

# flac - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme
# Education
# Education

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

May 22nd 2019, 10:07 AM 8,660 Views 0 Comments

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

# flac - Monday 25 February, 2019

'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system
# FLAC
# FLAC

'Damaging to the very fabric of our society': Higgins criticises Ireland's unequal justice system

Feb 25th 2019, 6:03 PM 20,324 Views 38 Comments

Higgins was speaking at the opening of Flac’s new Dublin office.

# flac - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions
# Arrears
# Arrears

Call for householders to be given free legal aid to address 'power imbalance' during reposessions

Sep 11th 2018, 1:34 PM 8,789 Views 24 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan today praised the success of the Abhaile legal advice scheme, but did not indicate it would be extended to provide full representation.

# flac - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Lydia Foy: The woman at the heart of securing transgender rights in Ireland

Jun 9th 2018, 10:00 AM 15,153 Views 50 Comments

Flac (Free Legal Advice Centres) has produced a comprehensive history of Foy’s right for justice in a report.

# flac - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 10,156 Views 13 Comments

“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
# Housing Assistance
# Housing Assistance

Tenants awarded 'substantial compensation' for discrimination by landlord

Aug 21st 2017, 7:45 AM 60,829 Views 77 Comments

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
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

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

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 102,903 Views 69 Comments

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'
# Children In Care
# Children In Care

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

Jun 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 24,527 Views 17 Comments

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
# Abhaile
# Abhaile

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

Jun 8th 2017, 12:02 AM 57,269 Views 32 Comments

Figures released to TheJournal.ie 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'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

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

Mar 10th 2017, 7:00 AM 1,210 Views 25 Comments

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
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

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

Feb 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,471 Views 14 Comments

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
# Child Care Law
# Child Care Law

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

Dec 13th 2016, 6:30 AM 14,736 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cash Back Please
# Cash Back Please

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

Jul 21st 2015, 9:38 AM 32,356 Views 29 Comments

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
# Shut Up
# Shut Up

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

Jul 6th 2015, 12:07 PM 108,723 Views 49 Comments

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?
# It's Complicated
# It's Complicated

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

Nov 2nd 2014, 8:00 AM 17,902 Views 13 Comments

Sometimes but not always – here’s why.

# flac - Monday 7 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 7th 2014, 8:40 PM 5,654 Views 2 Comments

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
# Fraudsters
# Fraudsters

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

Apr 24th 2014, 2:10 PM 6,588 Views 24 Comments

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
# Soft Touch
# Soft Touch

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

Mar 7th 2014, 1:38 PM 4,918 Views 28 Comments

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
# FLAC
# FLAC

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

Dec 16th 2013, 4:00 PM 7,196 Views 9 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 24th 2013, 1:04 PM 67 Views 102 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 60 Views 23 Comments

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
# Legal Costs
# Legal Costs

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

Sep 12th 2013, 4:01 PM 5,799 Views 43 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 24th 2013, 1:30 PM 24 Views 63 Comments

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
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

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

Jul 15th 2013, 9:03 AM 14,431 Views 56 Comments

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
# Jury Duty
# Jury Duty

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

Apr 15th 2013, 6:53 PM 5,460 Views 42 Comments

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
# Transgender
# Transgender

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish

Mar 27th 2013, 8:25 AM 6,199 Views 67 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 24th 2012, 7:45 PM 44 Views 41 Comments

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
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Free legal advice service sees demand increase

Jun 19th 2012, 2:10 PM 2,153 Views 16 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 16th 2012, 7:30 AM 23 Views 8 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 3rd 2012, 8:15 AM 366 Views 211 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jun 2nd 2011, 8:06 AM 884 Views 0 Comments

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.