Eilis Barry

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The Covid-19 public health measures introduced last year were reflected in the type of help sought in 2020 from Flac. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Covid-19 public health measures introduced last year were reflected in the type of help sought in 2020 from Flac, the free legal advice organisati(...)

The sum is the maximum that can be awarded in such a case. Photograph: iStock

A Traveller woman has been awarded €15,000 in compensation by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) for discrimination she suffered when she tried (...)

The number of calls about domestic violence to free legal advice centres ‘increased by almost a quarter’ last year

Social Affairs Correspondent The number of calls about domestic violence to free legal advice centres (Flacs) increased by almost a quarter last year(...)

Sanitising self check in kiosks at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Free Legal Advice Centre (Flac) has said that rules preventing people claiming pandemic unemployment benefits while on holidays are “not legal”. (...)

The Traveller Legal Service is essential to ‘meet a huge unmet legal need’ in the community, according to advocates. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new legal service for Travellers which will “improve outcomes in housing, education and equality by enforcing their rights”, opens on Monday. The T(...)

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 (...)

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