A transgender woman who fought a 21-year battle to have her identity formally recognised has ended her landmark legal case after a commitment from the Government to change the law.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
New legislation is being proposed to remove the Government's power to appoint top judges and senior Gardaí.
Thu, 20 Feb, 2014
The Free Legal Advice Centre has said that while it welcomes the opening of Ireland's new Insolvency service it does have some concerns.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2013
Half of all people who sought advice from the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) last year needed information regarding family law, money and debt issues.
Mon, 15 Jul, 2013
The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) is objecting to a proposed change to the code of conduct on mortgage arrears that would allow banks to increase the number of calls they make to distressed customers.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2013
The government bill dealing with the mortgage arrears crisis, due for publication shortly, will see the introduction of non-judicial agreements between banks and their customers in a bid to avoid wide-scale repossessions.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2012
An independent, out-of-court debt settlement structure is needed to keep struggling mortgage holders in their homes, a human rights group has said.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2012
A blanket mortgage debt forgiveness scheme to solve the negative equity crisis would cost €14bn, government advisers have warned.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2011
The Cabinet has approved the publication of a report into mortgage arrears.
Tue, 11 Oct, 2011
A major report to be published later this week by the Council of Europe is expected to criticise Ireland for failing to recognise transgender people.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2011
New figures show a major increase in the number of mortgages in arrears last year.
Mon, 28 Feb, 2011
Legislation recognising transgender people in their new identity is set to be introduced after the Government scrapped a Supreme Court appeal.
Mon, 21 Jun, 2010
The current system for accommodating asylum seekers puts their basic human rights at risk and should be scrapped, campaigners said today.
Thu, 18 Feb, 2010
Reports that the Government is to put plans in place to help mortgage holders struggling to make their repayments have been welcomed
Tue, 02 Feb, 2010
The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has called on the Government to focus on helping those struggling with debt.
Sat, 30 Jan, 2010
The Free Legal Advice Centre is welcoming the decision by the country's 10 largest lenders to extend the length of time they will allow to pass before pursing legal action over mortgage arrears.
Tue, 10 Nov, 2009
The Free Legal Advice Centre says it has experienced a four-fold increase in the number of people contacting its helpline for money advice in the first half of this year.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2009
The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) is today calling on the Government to honour its promise to help people struggling with banks debts.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2009
Some 276 people were imprisoned for not paying their debts last year, according to a report published today by the Free Legal Advice Centre.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2009
The need for social housing is as bad as four decades ago with numbers on waiting lists set to jump in the coming months, it was claimed today.
Thu, 07 May, 2009
Human rights organisations are calling on the Government to end the imprisonment of people who fail to pay their debts.
Mon, 06 Apr, 2009
The Free Legal Advice Centre is criticising new government plans for the regulation of mortgage lenders.
Tue, 03 Feb, 2009
Ireland has breached European human rights law over its failure to recognise a sex change that a transsexual underwent more than a decade ago.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2007
Policymakers should pay tribute to the memory of Michael Davitt by ensuring vulnerable people in society have access to legal advice, it was urged today.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2006
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