Eilis Barry

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Some calls involved people having their pay reduced while working from home. Photograph: iStock

Queries about employment rights to free legal advice centres have almost doubled since the start of the pandemic. Figures from the Free Legal Advice (...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne

General election candidates have been called on to commit to increased resources for civil legal aid as well as to support a “root and branch review” (...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty said the review had found that the current legislation is “too onerous” for children aged 16 and 17 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New legislation will make it easier for teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17 to change gender legally. Currently 16- and 17-year-olds have to go(...)

Flac chief executive Eilis Barry: Legal protections needed to be enhanced for borrowers whose loans had already been sold, she said

People could suffer homelessness and extreme poverty without new rules to block the sale of mortgages to so-called vulture funds, the Free Legal Advic(...)

 Geoffrey Shannon, the State’s special rapporteur on child protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The State has a “Rolls Royce system” for commercial law but when it comes to family law, there is “an impoverished system”, the special rapporteur on (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the official opening of  Flac’s new head office in Dublin, which coincides with its 50th anniversary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has said it is not acceptable that in a State which claims to be a democracy the “most vulnerable section of our society i(...)

Marc Rotenberg, president of the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC)

If the US Federal Trade Commission had enforced findings it made in 2011 against Facebook, we might not have had the Cambridge Analytica scandal or Br(...)

“Divorce is regarded as a normal part of the wear and tear of life.” Photograph: iStock

Family law practitioners broadly support removing divorce from the Constitution in a referendum next year, though one warned that it might be “a bridg(...)

Flac’s annual report shows thta during 2017 a total of 13,814 individuals received legal advice from volunteer lawyers at clinics run in conjunction with the Citizens Information Service at 66 locations across the country. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Flac, the organisation that runs the State’s network of free legal aid centres, has been doing a valuable public service for Irish society for almost (...)

The man was left destitute because it was judged he was not eligible for social welfare payments. Photograph: iStock

A foreign national who was seriously ill from cancer was refused emergency accommodation until High Court proceedings were taken against the local aut(...)

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