Removal of the contributions for victims of domestic violence “ultimately a matter for the Minister”. Photograph: iStock

A decision on whether to abolish financial contributions to civil legal aid for victims of domestic violence will be made by the end of the year, Mini(...)

Austrian privacy campaigner and lawyer Max Schrems

What is this case about and why is it important? At its core, it is the latest in a line of cases involving challenges on privacy grounds to the v(...)

The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The director general of the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac), Noeline Blackwell, is to leave her post at the end of February, the charity has announce(...)

Dr Lydia Foy with solicitor Michael Farrell outside the High Court after it ruled that the State had breached her rights. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the early 1970s he was arrested after clambering on top of an armoured personnel carrier on the Falls Road in Belfast to address protesters. He lat(...)

Chief Justice  Susan Denham, who is launching the report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Calls to the Free Legal Advice Centres (Flac) phone line were up by 10 per cent last year, according to the organisation’s annual report out today. A(...)

Noeline Blackwell of the Free Legal Advice Centres at the Finance Committee today.

Banks are using computer systems rather than staff working with distressed mortgage holders to make decisions on how to handle clients in arrea(...)

At the Asylum Early Advice Training Course at A&L Goodbody were, from left, Dr Ciara Smyth from the School of Law at NUI Galway, Jacqueline Kelly, managing solicitor at the Irish Refugee Council Law Centre, Eamonn Conlon, partner at A&L Goodbody, and Maeve Regan, former legal officer of the Public Interest Law Alliance but now managing solicitor of Mercy Law Resource Centre

Picture yourself arriving in a strange country, desperately seeking refuge from persecution. You are instantly faced with strange paperwork in a stran(...)

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 introduced three new debt-resolution mechanisms

Personal insolvency arrangements will work for a select group of individuals only, and alternative resolutions must be made available for the most vul(...)

Calls to Free Legal Advice Centres’    information line on housing or landlord and tenant matters rose by 70 per cent

The rising number of “accidental landlords” who rent out their homes in order to meet mortgage expenses has contributed to a dramatic increase in the (...)