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# Free Legal Advice Centre

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'
All time
'She was left vulnerable': 64-year-old woman awarded €10,000 after being fired over age and illness
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 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year
The State still puts banking needs ahead of people's rights - FLAC
Massive increase in number of people seeking advice over debt in past three years
Banks called on to share mortgage arrears code in all branches