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  1. Attention law students - Fellowship 2016 now open!
    Issued 7 November 2015 FLAC is now accepting applications for the 2016 Thomas Addis Emmet Fellowship – a unique opportunity awarded each summer to an Irish law student interested in working on …
  2. Launch of Report on Clinical Legal Education in Ireland
    Issued 21 October 2015 Dr Bryan McMahon, retired Judge of the High Court and former part-time Professor of Law at NUI Galway, recently launched a new report, Clinical Legal Education in Ireland: …
  3. Public Interest Litigation: Does it work?
    Issued 16 October 2015 Pioneers in public interest litigation spoke at a seminar today (16 October 2015) at Dublin Institute of Technology examining the social impact of public interest litigation …
  4. Legislation needed to ensure energy efficient houses in private rental sector
    Issued 1 October 2015 Greater co-operation between Government departments required to ensure energy affordability for those on low income There is no specific provision in Irish legislation for …
  5. Government to face UN scrutiny on basic rights
    Issued 2 June 2015 A report launched today by PILA (Public Interest Law Alliance), a project of FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), gives an updated assessment and analysis from over 80 voluntary …
  6. European rights body to examine local authority tenants housing complaint
    Issued 24 March 2015 Dublin, Paris, 24 March 2015 – A landmark collective complaint against Ireland, which outlines appalling and widespread sub-standard housing issues across 20 Local …
  7. Survey: Irish lawyers ready, willing and able to help for social good
    Issued 16 March 2015 The first ever survey on pro bono legal work in Ireland reveals a strong and growing appetite among the legal professions for providing help to those who cannot afford it. …
  8. Survey indicates Budget 2015 will not restore “downgraded” rights
    Issued 16 October 2014 A wide-ranging survey of civil society organisations published today indicates that while Budget 2015 may have offered some positive measures for various social groups, it …

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